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Many of these wealthy individuals owned mines throughout the region, such as in Potosi and lived in Sucre because of the better climate conditions in Sucre and the city was relatively close to Potosi.
Because of this wealth, Sucre attracted some of the finest arts and culture. Ornate churches and elegant mansions were built famous architects and talented artists arrived.
Though Sucre today has lost some of its wealth and power, you'll find that its colonial heritage still exists. Today Sucre is known as the "White City", where many of the colonial building are painted white every year. It is also considered one of the most peaceful and relaxing cities in South America and where everything is almost a short walk away.
Sucre has some of the finest colonial architecture in the world, where many of the buildings and hotels have been restored. In 1992 the city was named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. These colonial buildings are fascinating to look at because it make you wonder what life was like many years ago.
Sucre is not just an old colonial city, but a very thriving university city. With an estimated of 30,000 students between the two universities and one of them, called San Francisco Xavier University, is the second oldest in the world dating back to 1624.
Sucre is a place that should not be missed if you are taking a trip to Bolivia. The city offers some great attractions and tourism, as well as excursions outside of the city. Sucre has some of the finest colonial architecture in the world. It is neat to just walk around... read more
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