Bolivia's Constitutional Capital

Attractions & Activities In Sucre

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Sucre isn’t just a pretty face; it’s also Bolivia’s constitutional capital. You may hear it being referred to as the City with Four Names during your private Bolivia holiday. Here’s why: Before the Spanish came to town, the city was known as Charcas. Later it came to be called La Plata, which refers to the nearby silver-rich hills. In the 18th century, it was renamed Chuquisaca referencing the indigenous name for the region. The last of the four names – Sucre – was intended to honor national hero, General Juan Antonio de Sucre, who played a key role in the Bolivian Revolution.

Sucre was named capital of Bolivia in 1825, following the Bolivian Declaration of Independence, though it later came to share power with La Paz, which functioned as a second capital. Sucre remains the judicial capital, though La Paz has the real power as the seat of Bolivia’s executive and legislative branches of government. For this reason, Bolivia is known as the nation with two capital cities.

Want to delve into Bolivian history? There’s no better way to learn about the struggle to break free from the Spanish than with a private tour around Sucre, the city where Bolivian independence was finally proclaimed.

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Things To Do

 Visit the Inca site of Tiahuanaco on a private luxury tour of Bolivia

Ancient Treasures of Bolivia

12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS

This personalized tour of Bolivia showcases the nation’s rich history and culture. It’s a journey through the country and an exploration through time, from the …

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Relish the stunning scenes of the Uyuni Salt flats on a private luxury Bolivia tour

Journey to the Salt Flats of Uyuni

08 DAYS / 07 NIGHTS

This sample luxury tour of Bolivia takes you to some of the strangest, stirring and most affecting places on the planet. Your senses will be bombarded as you explore the frenetic …

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Explore La Paz and the islands of Lake Titicaca on a customized Bolivia tour, Bolivia

La Paz & the Islands of Titicaca

05 DAYS / 04 NIGHTS

Get under the skin of Bolivia and delve into the unique altiplano culture. Find out how local islanders live on the world’s highest navigable lake before retiring to stay on …

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