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Metropolitan Cathedral of Sucre, Sucre
(3.8/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange to visit Metropolitan Cathedral of Sucre and other attractions in Sucre using our Sucre itinerary planner.
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  • Beautiful architecture, both internally and in its exterior. Worth the visit in day of mass to be in touch with the local culture.
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  • Attractive building colonial with inside details that make your visit very interesting, have to provide for that many days of the week is closed.
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  • Imposing church of Baroque style "kiddondon" that stands out in the central square of the city. Very nice and worked the entrance portal in pink stone that stands out on the white background of the whole Church.
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  • Another nice Cathedral, which is still in great condition.
  • Very beautiful place! great architecture
  • Its bell tower has ceramic and the Cathedral Museum has one of the best collections in Bolivia of sacred art from the 16th century to the 18th century.
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  • Impressive.
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  • Preciosa, a colonial jewel!
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