In 1987, Sucre was designated as a "Cultural Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO.
Sucre is a beautiful colonial judicial capital located in the Andean highlands of Bolivia. It is known as the "White City of the Americas" due to its numerous colonial buildings, all of which are painted in white and topped with shiny red tile roofs. Set in a valley surrounded by low mountains, Sucre is small (pop. 250,000) and thus easy to explore on foot.
A university town known as the center of learning and progressive thought within Bolivia, Sucre has many museums, a lively central plaza, shops and restaurants. The city has a youthful, energetic feel despite its old-fashioned look created by the numerous old mansions and colonial churches.
This charming colonial city and its nearby villages feature a sizable indigenous population who maintain their customs and colorful dress. Locals and visitors alike are attracted to the markets where food, textiles and other products are sold in barter fashion. Nearby Potosi, which was one of the most important silver mining centers in the world with the largest and richest population in 17th century Latin America, is an integral part of Bolivian history.
San Felipe de Neri
Plaza 25 de mayo
Castillo de la Glorieta
Reasons for studying spanish in Sucre - Bolivia
- 1. Sucre is the city where we talk the best Spanish of Latin America.
- 2. Sucre is one of the most charming colonial cities to be found anywhere in Latin America.
- 3. Bolivia is the most Indian country in Latin America with some 50% of the population maintaining a traditional way of life.
- 4. Bolivia is among the safest countries in the world with a low crime rate. Sucre is one of the safest cities in Bolivia.
- 5. Many of the world's climates and ecosystems exist within Bolivia.
- 6. Bolivia features a very low cost of living when compared to Europe and North America.
- 7. Bolivia is still relatively undiscovered by travelers, which helps to ensure a true cultural immersion experience.
- 8. Sucre is full of museums, old churches, pleasant parks, shops, restaurants and bars.
- 9. With cheap domestic airfares, Sucre provides a great base for discovering other parts of Bolivia.
- 10. Sucre being a center for progressive and liberal thought, students will have ample opportunity to practice their Spanish with educated locals.
- 11. Dinosaur tracks: Located just 3 miles / 5 kilometers outside Sucre at the cement factory is the world's largest dinosaur tracks site, with over 150 varieties of tracks, and over 5000 impressions from the Cretassic period.