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Santa Cruz De La Sierra, Bolivia

The Department of Santa Cruz, located in the Western region of Bolivia, offers a variety of natural landscapes with great biodiversity. The heritage is reflected in its architectural and historical monuments. Its culture is expressed through the ancient customs and traditions, arts, crafts, living villages and their people. All this makes Santa Cruz an authentic place, where diversity and adventure promise an unforgettable experience for the visitor. The capital city, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, is a young city. Young, strong and dynamic, located in the geographic centre of South America; it becomes a mandatory step towards other destinations in the continent. It developed an impressive hotel infrastructure, the most modern in the country, and projected itself as a centre of conventions, events, business deals and investments.

EL CASCO VIEJO (THE OLD HELMET): This is the oldest part of the city, where cultural and commercial movement concentrates.

18 DE SEPTIEMBRE PLAZA: Recently remodelled, it is the premier meeting point for the Santa Cruz population. Around it we can find The Cathedral, Social Club, Municipal Centre of Culture, Tourism Interpretation Centre and other buildings that still maintain the architectural style of the colonial period.

THE CATHEDRAL: Also known as the Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo, it was built completely out of brick and lime. For the main altar, part of the original covering was etched in silver in the Jesuit Mission of San Pedro de Moxos.

THE SACRED ART MUSEUM: Located inside the Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo, it displays beautiful artistic treasures from the church. It is the most important one in Bolivia as far as silver, paintings and sculptures, as well as showcases of artisans from the XVII and XVIII centuries. Among the many attractions in the city, one must visit: The Municipal Zoo, Botanic Garden, The Ivaga Guazu Ecological Park, Cotoca Sanctuary, and other places of unique beauty.

 

 

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