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Sucre, Bolivia

Sucre City
Casa de la Libertad (House of Independence): This is the most important national monument because it was within its walls that Bolivia’s Declaration of Independence was signed. The colonial furniture and decorations are well preserved, as well as the historical documents of Bolivia’s independence. The Metropolitana Cathedral: This is the largest religious monument in Charcas, built originally in a renaissance style and then enhanced with baroque and baroque-Mestizos style. Highlights include the main altar, annex hall; which houses a collection of portraits belonging to authority figures, the Temple Atrium encircled by a balustrade of stone, and a clock placed in the high in the main tower. The Recoleta Museum: Among its exhibits we can find valuable colonial and republican paintings, sculptures, gold and silver work, as well as archaeology and numismatics collections. Visiting the museum also offers the pleasure of taking a stroll through the colonial courtyard of the convent. The General Cemetery: It houses ornamented mausoleums, sumptuous sepulchres, and florid gardens that are very well kept throughout the various areas. In this cemetery are the tombs of several personalities linked to science and the arts, as well as regional, national and Latin-American history. The ASUR Ethnographic textile museum: Located within a beautiful colonial house in Sucre, its main objective is to revitalize the traditional textiles found in the Jalq’a and Tarabuco areas. It features twelve exhibit halls and a gallery where artisans showcase their skills. The International Festival of Culture: This is Bolivia’s most important cultural event. Approximately 2.000 national and international artists congregate every year. The event lasts two weeks and uses the cities of Sucre and Potosi, both of which transform into unique stages for art, music, literature, theatre, film and other demonstrations of popular culture. The Charcas University Museum: It was funded as part of the Athenaeum of Fine Arts, with colonial works of art, beautiful paintings by Melchor Pérez de Holguin, Fourchault and Villaroel. It features sections dedicated to Anthropology, Ethnography and Folklore. Likewise, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Alfredo Gutiérrez Valenzuela Museum feature art from the XIX Century, furniture from the Luis XV and XVI periods, bronze, marble and glass sculptures, etc. The Catedralicio Museum: This features a great number of liturgics and religious objects, beautiful golden containers, chalices, pectorals, incense vessels, and work by Bolivian and European artists; valuable jewels used in worship, featuring precious stones traditional to Bolivia.  

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