Prefectura de Chuquisaca


For the best view in town, inquire at the national police office inside the wedding-cake-like Prefectura de Chuquisaca, next to the cathedral. If they're in a good mood, the police might take you up to the cupola of the building for free. Note the murals depicting the struggle for Bolivian independence as you head upstairs.

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