La Recoleta, Sucre

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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Take a short but steep walk up a cobblestone path to reach La Recoleta, a Franciscan monastery and plaza offering extensive views of the city. The whitewashed building was begin in 1600, with several expansion projects over the next two centuries as the community of monks grew. Today, the site stands as a well-preserved example of colonial religious architecture. Put La Recoleta and other Sucre attractions into our Sucre tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Was a monestery which is interesting as a building. But everyone comes here for the view. It can be very crowded in tourist season especially around sunset. One idea, have your driver stop for ten....  more
    Was a monestery which is interesting as a building. But everyone comes here for the view. It can be very crowded in tourist season especially around sunset. One idea, have your driver stop for ten....  more »
  • A nice and accessible place to have a nice point of view over the city. This place is moreover popular among locals for dates and marriage proposals. 
    A nice and accessible place to have a nice point of view over the city. This place is moreover popular among locals for dates and marriage proposals.  more »
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  • Amazing museum and heritage. You have the opportunity to view several pictures from the rooms where visitors are not allowed. Library and living room of the senior priest. Fantastic place. A very positive and peaceful aura. There are many different objects to see - paintings, jewelry and other valuables. Colossally several courtyards. With an old tree and belief - if you go around the tree three times counterclockwise, then choose a wish and it will come true. If you go with someone in a clockwise direction, you will marry someone with whom you go.
  • It was closed the day I went for the sunset. It has beautiful views over the city of Sucre and the sunset hour is particularly mesmerizing. It takes a 20min walk from the center. Take your time to wander the busy streets. When you get here the vibe totally changes becoming chilled and contemplative.

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