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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. Arrange to visit Metropolitan Cathedral of Sucre and other attractions in Sucre using our Sucre itinerary planner.
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  • The Cathedral, was lucky to match the travel day that opens, since it is only open Thursday and Sunday during mass, i.e., from 09:00 to 10:00 am. It has pictures maybe from the 16th century, but does not see that there is an effort to preserve them, one is torn. The roof is damaged product from moisture and rain. Furniture and the Atrium where the mass is given is highlights for furniture, paintings and decoration still remains.
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  • We finally visited him despite the work, a somewhat simple Cathedral in decoration. Its construction took a lot of time. Between 1551 and 1561, was built a structure very simple, with a single nave, covered with a cross. It's between 1580 to 1623, that was built the baptistery, the crossroads of the transept, the major chapel and the sacristy. A pure baroque style that can be seen. However, it remains one of the most interesting examples of the baroque Metropolitan. The Museum is closed for renovation damage long!
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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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  • 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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