Bolivia 🇧🇴 - Sucre

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Tips 👏

  • It’s a small city in the mountains, but it’s actually the capital of Bolivia.
  • Buy some altitude pills, called Sorochi, before arriving there since the elevation is 2800 meters.
  • It’s a good place to start your Andes trip since it’s not as high as La Paz or Uyuni and give you some time to acclimate.
  • Most of the touristic places are closed Sunday and Monday, so plan accordingly.
  • You can walk everywhere, but it’s high so you might struggle. Taxi and shared taxi are safe.
  • The airport is 40 minutes away from the city, but plenty of official cab at the arrivals.
  • The general cemetary is nice but not incredible. If you’re short on time, don’t go.

🏠 Accommodation

We stayed at La Dolce Vita in the city center. Very big and clean room and perfect location.

🚲 Getting there

Flight from Santa Cruz with BOA of 1h.

⏱ Duration

We stayed two nights and three days and felt that was good.

❌ Miss

We didn’t had time to checkout the Parque Cretacio outside of the city because of bad timing, but the website looks pretty cool!

Sucre city 🔘

We started our exploration day by checking out the Mercado Central. It’s a massive market with all the locals and fresh food around. The fruits area is awesome, smells good, and you can buy fresh juice for 5Bs. At the top floor, you can also eat some local dishes for less than 1£.


Then, we went to the Plaza 25 de Mayo to chill and appreciate the local architecture. Allow some time to walk around this beautiful city to spot all the tiny white churches and towers. We then headed to the Capilla de la Virgen de Guadalupe, one of the cathedrals of Sucre. Beautiful place if you’re into churches. Not too much our case but we still found it pretty cool. There’s also a crypt underneath where you can see a dead dude in a coffin, 30Bs the entrance.


After that, we went to the Templo de San Felipe Neri. That you can’t miss, it was our highlight. An old beautiful covent, where you can go on the white rooftop and enjoy the view of the city from its centre. Take the time to admire the panoramic view and make sure to climb at the top in the twin-bell towers, 15Bs for the entrance.