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La Recoleta, Sucre

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Take a short but steep walk up a cobblestone path to reach La Recoleta, a Franciscan monastery and plaza offering extensive views of the city. The whitewashed building was begin in 1600, with several expansion projects over the next two centuries as the community of monks grew. Today, the site stands as a well-preserved example of colonial religious architecture. Use our Sucre tour planner to visit La Recoleta on your trip to Sucre, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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TripAdvisor
  • Great place at the top of the hill. Wonderful views, vendors and relaxing atmosphere. Be sure to get a beer at the restaurant below.  more »
  • I was a bit disappointed coming here. I think I had higher expectations for some reason.. I was imagining a massive view on a massive hill but it's just a very basic lookout point. Good walk however i...  more »
  • A shortish steep walk will bring you here but the views are worth it. Sucre is a very scenic beautiful city and up here you get the full scope of the surrounds. No matter how much time you have in Suc...  more »
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  • A simple stroll up the hill. It was just 12 minutes from my hostel to catch the sunrise. The view from La Recolecta was pretty good but there is a nearby hotel that offers a much better view.
  • Not that great, the view is not very good to be a viewpoint trees tapan much
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  • Place historical, romantic, spiritual, suitable for meditation and encounter with God.
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  • It has an excellent view of the city, there is a museum to the front
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  • Simply beautiful!
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