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 and other Sucre attractions into our Sucre travel planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The roundabout represents the mineral wealth of the country. When few were successful mining entrepreneurs and tried to imitate the European way of life. Passage of the owners who were a couple of wealthy miners. Only a couple with many huérfanos(ninguno reconocido) and name Argandoña. Before there was a guide to explain everything. But now already this neglected due to the castle belongs to the liceo militar in Sucre. The visit is no more than 3 hours with transportation. That you easily get a bus(numero 4) from the Center. This bus is at the same roundabout stop. The entrance is foreign 15bs and 5 national bs.
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  • It's a nice place, but it requires more attention of those responsible. It's a part of history, a broad space to meet. I recommend a read-ahead to make up for the lack of guides.
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  • a very beautiful place to visit, with tourist guide, to appreciate one of the most important in Bolivia, belonging to one of the barons of the Tin, great historical place to visit.
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  • Completely empty with no information or decor.
  • A must-see site in Sucre.
  • Very beautiful and historical place, full of history
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  • A good alternative for sightseeing.
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  • It is unique in all Bolivia, still paintings from the period and its architecture is admirable
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