After La Paz, Sucre is our second stop in Bolivia. The constitutional capital of Bolivia is also called “ciudad blanca” – the white city – and its beautiful old town is a UNESCO world heritage site. We visit Sucre twice: once with Julien, and a second time to take a small break from traveling and relax in the warm atmosphere of the city.

The constitutional capital of Bolivia

Sucre is a city full of history. It is here that the independence from Spain was declared in 1825. Back then, the city was called La Plata. Historical documents from that time are kept in the museum “Casa de la Libertad”. In 1839, the city was renamed in honor of the man who led the independence movement, General Don Antonio José de Sucre.

Located in the heart of Bolivia at 2800 meters above sea level, Sucre has a pleasant climate. It is very nice to stroll in the streets and alleys of the old city and the numerous cafés and restaurants invite to relax. The colorful and lively market offers a lot of fresh local fruits and vegetables. Not least, Sucre is also known for its chocolate specialties, which definitely need to be tasted.

Our highlights

Mercado Central

El Germen

Joy Ride

Aosta Ristorante

WOW Healthy Food Cafe

Café Gourmet Mirador

Coffee Bike Roastery

Paradiso Bakehouse


Chocolates Para Ti

La ciudad blanca

“La ciudad blanca” – the white city – is how Sucre is also called because of the white facades of its buildings. It is without a doubt the most beautiful city in Bolivia. Monuments, churches, official buildings, schools, even private houses, restaurants and cafes, everything here shines with a sparkling white color, enhanced by the sun during our stays.

The old city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered to be the best-preserved colonial city in South America. 20 white churches characterize the image of this clean and bright city, from which emanates a particularly peaceful and picturesque atmosphere.

Our highlights

Old town

Plaza Pedro de Anzúrez

Plaza 25 de Mayo

San Juan Suites

Apartment Wasi

Catedral Metropolitana

Convento San Felipe Neri

Monasterio de La Recoleta

Mirador de La Recoleta

Parque Simón de Bolivar

Convento de San Felipe de Neri

The Convento de San Felipe de Neri was built between 1795 and 1799 and is one of the most beautiful buildings in Sucre. Today, the building is used as a parochial school for young girls. Our hotel hostess explains to us that the convent was inaccessible until recently, as much for the tourists as for the locals. She herself was only able to visit it recently for the first time and she strongly advises us to visit this impressive building.

Of course, we follow this valuable advice. The inner courtyard of the monastery is lined with white arcades on two floors. We climb the stairs to the first roof terrace of the main building and stroll around for a while before going to the highest point on the roof of the church. The experience is unique, so much so that we visited twice. From the rooftop terraces, we enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the city. Luckily for us, there are not many visitors during our visits, and we enjoy the panorama in a peaceful and quiet atmosphere with a light and pleasant breeze.

Our highlights



Rooftop & terraces

Panoramic view