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La Glorieta Castle, Sucre

(1.7/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
See the eclectic European-inspired architecture of La Glorieta Castle, the former home of Don Francisco de Argandona and his wife Clotilde. The couple returned from a tour of the Continent and commissioned a castle that combines elements of the designs they saw there. Architect Antonio Camponovo mixed Gothic, Baroque, Rococo, Byzantine, and Manierista in this 19th-century structure. The reddish-pinkish hue of the building lends the place a fairy-tale feel. Note that the decorative interiors are fairly empty of furniture, so you'll need to use your imagination. Stroll the open (if unkempt) grounds, and climb one of the castle's towers for views of the nearby military base. Put La Glorieta Castle on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sucre trip itinerary planner.
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  • Badly preserved, not is this restored, walls painted, gardens careless and however is a place that has much history, a penalty, the entrance is charged, goes much people could be best. Is away of the city, is takes the micro 4 of the square that you leads to the door. Bring water there are no shops nearby. Respect the limits, do not paint the walls, not littering
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  • A great place to visit, is away from the city but it is worth getting there to visit the Castle, the same architecture and towers of the Prince and Princess, garden is huge and has a fountain of wishes
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  • I do not congratulate the Bolivian Minister of culture of Evo Morales, I knew this castle in the year 2000, and it was used to house the military, a little trashed and pillar subsequently. After the military is abandoned, it was taken over and maintained as they were able. It has several room that have a very specific and really a renaissance style architecture because the architect was French... There is a large stable, full featured on the side of the Castle, the wood was well sculpted, remarkable; everything has disappeared, too bad. The garden of statues, subsequently disappeared, I saw one instead of Obrages La Paz. Currently the walls remained simply. It seems that we are going to restore it, but when?
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