La Glorieta Castle, Sucre

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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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  • 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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  • Despite being in places not well maintained, it is an attraction that is necessary to know. You can explore every corner of the Castle, see mirrors, stairs and ancient artifacts. The best places are the towers.
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  • Just outside of Sucre, along the road to Potosí, here we are faced with a South American eccentricity: a castle between the Andes. What can we say? Quirky but intriguing in its architecture that combines Western, Arab and Oriental styles. Today seeds abandoned ... or rather require large renovations, the Castle stands next to a military barracks.
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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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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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