Sucre Travel Guide

Sucre is the constitutional capital of Bolivia and encompasses a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its historic city. It is known as the 'City with Four Names', due to a few name changes over its lifespan. The city was eventually named after Mariscal Antonio Jose de Sucre: a man who fought to free it from the Spanish conquistadores. Sucre fought alongside the country's liberator, Simon Bolivar, in 1825.

The picturesque destination is also known as a university city, and is home to San Francisco Xavier University. Founded in 1624, the institution is one of the oldest seats of learning in the Americas. Visitors will also find great bars, museums, restaurants, as well as shopping and nightlife opportunities.

Regarding transport, the small city is easy to get around and travellers will enjoy seeing the sights on foot. The architecture is particularly good. White colonial buildings, with their red-tiled roofs and characteristic balconies capture the essence of Bolivia's Spanish era. Tourists can visit the Casa de la Libertad on the main plaza, which was where Simon Bolivar signed the declaration of independence in 1825. They can also marvel at the renaissance, baroque and Andean Baroque architecture of La Catedral.