Metropolitan Cathedral of Sucre, Sucre

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Take in the grandeur of Metropolitan Cathedral of Sucre, Bolivia's seat of the Roman Catholic Church. Founded in 1559 and taking close to 260 years to build, the structure features a blend of architectural styles, with the Renaissance main body juxtaposed to the Baroque bell tower. On the tower, look for mini statues of the twelve apostles and the four patron saints of Sucre. Enter to see the white nave with gold lining, brightly lit as glass pierces stained glass windows. Admire the large oil paintings covering the walls, hand-carved pews, and large crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceilng. Use our Sucre day trip planning tool to visit Metropolitan Cathedral of Sucre on your trip to Sucre, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Very beautiful and stately architecture, is located in the Plaza of arms in front of the Dinocar parade. Its interior is less interesting than the facade.
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  • As specified in the guide du routard, the exterior façade presents the main interest of this Cathedral and fortunately. The façade is actually one of the great riches of this Bolivian constitutional capital... but to visit the inside? No schedule and no one can tell us... too bad!
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  • Normally the only way to see the cathedral is by visiting the museum next door, both recommended highlights of Sucre. Alas, both are closed for renovation as of August 2017 and the cathedral isn't eve...  more »
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  • Unfortunately always closed, also its museum. A main touristic site such as a cathedral should be open to public at least some hours a day.
  • Great place
  • Very beautiful place! great architecture
  • Another nice Cathedral, which is still in great condition.
  • Amazing
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