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La Recoleta, Sucre

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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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  • This small neighbourhood sits south of Sucre, overlooking the main city centre. It's a bit of a hike on foot to reach the summit, so a taxi would be advised for anyone with walking issues, especially ...  more »
  • Many will not know what is the Park of San Antonio in Cali. But to me, that I live in Cali, I saw many similarities between these two sites. A place to visit absolutely, if you are in Sucre, Bolivia.
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  • Place ma's cute Sucre to relax and enjoy a coffee or good glass of wine at the gazebo Café.
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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.
  • It could be a better vantage point, the mirador restaurant captures a little view of the city. The museo de la Recoleta not allowed to take pictures of the most interesting part of the Museum which is located in the convent. The dusty high choir seats to be a place of tourists and to admire the engravings. There isn't much to see.
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  • I love this place, offers a view without equal of the wonderful city of Sucre, is a historical place and the only one to be there among its façades is a unique experience.
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  • Place historical, romantic, spiritual, suitable for meditation and encounter with God.
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  • Not that great, the view is not very good to be a viewpoint trees tapan much
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Where to stay in Sucre

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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