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Information about Sucre, Bolivia
Sucre is the capital of Bolivia. Pedro de Anzures founded the city in 1538, and it became an important site due to the area's rich resources: the Porco and Potocí mines. Latin America's third university is also found here, la Universidad San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca.
Sucre is sometimes called the White City, given the colour of the many Spanish colonial-style buildings. With its cobble stone streets, fresh gardens growing in quaint squares, old churches and fountains, the city has wonderfully preserved its historic and scenic urban landscape. The scenery reflects the prosperous mining industry of the late 1700s, when the city was modernized. The traditional, colourful clothing of many residents highlights the city's vibrant beauty.
Potosí and Sucre celebrate the Festival of Art and Culture beginning in the second week of September. Over 2000 international and national artists participate in the event's two weeks of festivities, which feature painting, music and literature among a number of other types of culturally diverse artistic expressions.
The city is located in the upper ranges of the Andes Mountains. It is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes that invite us to explore, where rivers flowing through shallow valleys provide ideal swimming or fishing opportunities and thermal spas remind us to take time to relax.
The Milagro mountain range destinations of Tarabuco and Monteagudo are popular with tourists eager to experience the rapids that race down the mountains. The mountain range is also the settlement area of the native Tupi people. Over 5000 dinosaur footprints at the nearby Cal Orko paleontological site inspires visitors to envision the enormous beings making their tracks here in prehistoric times.
We are convinced that Sucre's beautiful natural environment and attractive urban scenery will fascinate you.