Plaza 25 de Mayo Sucre Bolivia

We arrived at the airport of Sucre, it is called Alcantari Airport.

Alcantarí International Airport is an airport that serves Sucre, Bolivia, the nation’s constitutional capital city. It is located 30 kilometres to the south of Sucre City.

We are going to the city of Sucre from the airport.

Sucre is the constitutional capitalof Bolivia, the capital of the Chuquisaca Department (Province), and the 6th most populated city in Bolivia. Located in the south-central part of the country, Sucre lies at an elevation of 2,810 meters. This relative high altitude gives the city a cool temperate climate year-round and much thinner air. It has a population of 260,000 in the 2012.

Sucre City Map

Arrived at the city center of Sucre, white colonial style houses.

Main Square called “Plaza 25 de Mayo” ( the 25th of May Plaza) Sucre.

Monument to Antonio José de Sucre in the Plaza

Sucre honors the great marshal of the Battle of Ayacucho (December 9, 1824), Don Antonio José de Sucre.

Local children are playing at the foot of the monument. Antonio José de Sucre is overlooking his descendants from the pedestal.

The beautiful garden of Plaza 25 de Mayo, Sucre

Metropolitan Cathedral of Sucre in the 25th of May Plaza

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Sucre is the seat of the Roman Catholic Church in Bolivia. It was built between 1559 and 1712.

Façade and Bell Tower of Sucre Metropolitan Cathedral

The church has a mix of architectural features of the Renaissance and Baroque styles.

The nave and the alter of the Metropolitan Cathedral, Sucre.

Departmental Autonomous Government of Chuquisaca (Chuquisaca Prefecture Office) next to the Cathedral

One of the best buildings of republican architecture, this was completed in 1896. It was the first Palace of Government of Bolivia but when the government was moved to La Paz it became the Chuquisaca Governorship Palace.

Casa de la Libertad (The Liberty House or The House of Freedom ) Sucre Bolivia

Built in 1621, it is perhaps the most important building of the nation. The republic was founded in this building by Simón Bolívar who wrote the Bolivian Constitution.

Gate and Courtyard of Liberty House, Sucre

The Liberty House Museum Sucre; Salon of Independence, Portraits of the successive presidents in those days, Declaration of Independence and Statue of Simón Bolívar.

Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar (Simon Jose Antonio of the Holy Trinity Bolivar, also called The Liberator, 1783 – 1830), was a Venezuelan military and political leader who played a leading role in the establishment of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Panama as sovereign states, independent from Spanish rule.

After this, we are leaving for a square called “Plaza Pedro de Anzúrez.”

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