Sucre attractions

Top Choice Museum in Sucre

Casa de la Libertad

For a dose of Bolivian history, it’s hard to beat this museum where the Bolivian declaration of independence was signed on August 6, 1825. It has been designated a national memorial and is considered the birthplace …
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Museo de Arte Indígena

This superb museum of indigenous arts is a must for anyone interested in the indigenous groups of the Sucre area, focusing particularly on the woven textiles of the Jal'qa and Candelaria (Tarabuco) cultures. It’s a …
Top Choice Museum in Sucre

Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folklore

Known locally as MUSEF and housed in the impressive former Banco Nacional building, this museum brings together a series of fascinating temporary exhibitions that vividly illustrate the great diversity of Bolivia’s …
Archaeological Site in Sucre

Parque Cretácico (Cal Orck’o)

It seems that 65 million years ago the site of Sucre’s Fabrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) cement quarry, 5km north of the center, was the place to be for large, scaly types. When the grounds were being cleared…
Museum in Sucre

Museo Eclesiástico de Sucre

Next door to Sucre's cathedral, this museum holds one of Bolivia’s best collections of religious relics. There are four sections, ritually unlocked as your guided tour progresses.
Museum in Sucre

Museo de la Recoleta

Overlooking the city of Sucre from the top of Calle Polanco, La Recoleta was established by the Franciscan Order in 1601. It has served not only as a convent and museum, but also as a barracks and prison. The highli…
Church in Sucre

Templo Nuestra Señora de la Merced

After several years of restoration work (the completion date was still unknown at the time of research), this church's interior is still mostly bare, but the views from the bell tower are splendid. Because the order…
Viewpoint in Sucre

Convento de San Felipe Neri

The view from the bell tower and tiled rooftop of the San Felipe Neri convent more than explains Sucre’s nickname – the ‘White City of the Americas.' In the days when the building served as a monastery (it is now a …
Museum in Sucre

Museos Universitarios

Housed in a beautifully restored 17th-century building with a picture-perfect colonial courtyard, the Museos Universitarios consist of three separate halls housing colonial relics, anthropological artifacts and mode…
Church in Sucre


Sucre’s cathedral dates from the middle of the 16th century and is a harmonious blend of Renaissance architecture with later baroque additions. It’s a noble structure, with a bell tower that is a local landmark. Ins…