Sucre Cathedral, Sucre

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Take in the grandeur of Sucre Cathedral, Bolivia's seat of the Roman Catholic Church. Founded in 1559 and taking close to 260 years to build, the structure features a blend of architectural styles, with the Renaissance main body juxtaposed to the Baroque bell tower. On the tower, look for mini statues of the twelve apostles and the four patron saints of Sucre. Enter to see the white nave with gold lining, brightly lit as glass pierces stained glass windows. Admire the large oil paintings covering the walls, hand-carved pews, and large crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceilng. Use our Sucre day trip planning tool to visit Sucre Cathedral on your trip to Sucre, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This was a good stop if you have exhausted all other things to do. I appreciated the beauty but the tours are only in Spanish so I was not sure what I was looking at. They do charge extra for you to.....  more
    This was a good stop if you have exhausted all other things to do. I appreciated the beauty but the tours are only in Spanish so I was not sure what I was looking at. They do charge extra for you to.....  more »
  • We went to mass (9am Thursday and Sunday) and got to see it first. Built in the 1600s, it s well decorated but somewhat understated. Some statuary and pan de oro decorate it. No where near as... 
    We went to mass (9am Thursday and Sunday) and got to see it first. Built in the 1600s, it s well decorated but somewhat understated. Some statuary and pan de oro decorate it. No where near as...  more »
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  • Very beautiful and historic. Must see tourist spot.
  • The Metropolitan Cathedral, or Catedral Metropolitana of Sucre is one of the most beautiful churches in all of Bolivia, this magnificent building is located in the heart of Sucre’s main square "Plaza 25 de Mayo". Inside, the cathedral there are stunning hand-carved pews and numerous crystal chandeliers. The stained glass windows, let the sunlight comes in, the altar and choir chairs made out of wood. There are, of course, great paintings framed with pure liquid gold and silver. You must visit this amazing cathedral.

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