La Glorieta Castle, Sucre

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#7 of 13 in Historic Sites in Sucre
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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  • June 29, 2017
    Badly preserved, smelly, damp, without attractions, difficult access to the bathroom, guide of very low level.
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  • June 18, 2017
    This wasn't worth the trip out of town Nor the $20bolivianos to enter (if you want to take photos you need to pay more)  more »
  • April 17, 2017
    The place has enough history of the Princes which helped much to abandoned children, which made 2 homes, unfortunately dying Princes entered family and military which did much damage to the Palace by removing a small train, furniture, dishes, spoons you of that era which was very nice to see and know, guides who are now have a too short story without details apart do the tours by all the plant only Castle low, other facilities must be done them alone.
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With building restrictions in place for decades, the city of Sucre has developed a little differently than most other cities on the continent. However, the touristic appeal of Sucre has driven up demand for accommodations--now slotted in old, colonial-era buildings rather than new-build high-rises. This development ethos has worked well, with lodgings in Sucre's center among the most comfortable and characterful in the country. Exclusive options cluster around the town's prettiest plazas, with grand rooms and fine-dining restaurants. Budget-minded visitors should explore the range of posadas (guesthouses), set in modest formerly residential buildings on the town's side streets.
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