The ‘White City’, as its known, is one of Bolivia’s most attractive cities with a large student population adding a lively edge to a city already well equipped for tourists. Increasingly Sucre is becoming popular as destination for foreign students to take their Spanish classes before continuing journeys onward through Latin America and, indeed, it provides an attractive and good-value alternative to the likes of Cusco or Quito.
Furthermore, given its lower altitude, pleasant climate (best avoid the rainy season) and the fact that everything is easily accessible on foot, Sucre is a great place to start any journey through Bolivia.
Recently there has been a lot of talk about building a ‘Jurassic Park’ theme park outside of Sucre to maximise potential out of the cave paintings and dinosaur tracks found in the countryside out of town and visited by the Dino Truck. Despite a lot of talk, however, plans have so far stalled and no decision has yet been taken on just how kitsch any final result could be.
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Por las calles de Sucre