La Dolce Vita Guesthouse - Sucre, Bolivia Accommodation
“Une excellente adresse pour un séjour à Sucre.”
Xavier - France
The patio of Facultad de Derecho in Sucre, a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sucre, the chill-out city

Discover one of the most beautiful cities in South America ! An easy-going flair, a relatively mild climate, a moderate altitude, a beautiful colonial city centre and a small yet snug café, restaurant and bar scene explain the city’s incredible popularity.

No need to do tons of things, just let the charm operate and don’t be amazed if you suddenly feel like extending your stay. There are enough reasons to do so, be it to pick up some Spanish, to do some voluntary work for one of the countless NGOs or just because Sucre seems like the perfect place to slow down for a while before moving on...
Sucre's Liberty House - Casa de la Libertad Museum
Casa de la Libertad
Typical street in Sucre's historic city centre
Nicolas Ortiz Street

Colonial Heritage

Sucre, founded in 1538, is also known as the White City for its many whitewashed colonial buildings. The well-preserved Sucre city centre is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city owes both its spreading and its beautiful colonial style to the rich silver lodes in Potosi. They allowed the upper class families to move to nearby Sucre and indulge in a sumptuous lifestyle.

Exploring the city, you will get to see some beautiful colonial courtyards, countless churches as well as the region’s amazing weavings. The many dinosaur footprints that were discovered in the city’s surrounding area lead to the creation of a dinosaur park, which is regarded a major attraction by South Americans. If you are in Sucre on a Sunday, you might want to visit the Tarabuco Sunday market. It provides a great opportunity to admire the traditional clothing style of attending villagers.
Sucre's famous dinosaur footprints
Dinosaur Footprints
Near Sucre: Tarabuco's indigenous Pujllay Festival
Tarabuco’s Pujllay Festival


Sucre livens up towards the end of September to worship the “Virgen de Guadelupe”, the city’s patron saint. The first procession is composed of cars that are richly decorated by the labor unions. In the afternoon, colorfully dressed dance groups parade to the beats of the brass bands until the early morning hours.

The Pujllay festival attracts every March thousands of visitors to the nearby village of Tarabuco. The traditional outfits and music make for a most memorable moment.

Sucre's yearly Virgen de Guadelupe Parade
Virgen de Guadelupe Parade
Traditional weaving communities in the greater Sucre area