The heart of Bolivia’s history
Sucre is also known as the White City due to the fact that all of the main governmental buildings are painted white making it quite a sight to behold. Many of Bolivia’s key historical moments took place in Sucre such as the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the place where the Constitution was written. There are many activities to discover and enjoy in Sucre from culture to religion and gastronomy there is something to do for every type of traveller.
Potosi was founded in the mid-16th century by Spaniards who wanted to exploit the silver mines that the Incas had discovered. The city is dominated by Cerro Rio, the mountain under which the miners have dug creating a labyrinth of tunnels. Due to its proximity to the mines, Potosi is known for its mint known as Casa Nacional de Moneda. It is a must-visit to see some of the first coins ever made in the country. The architecture in Potosi is incredibly intricate and features a mixture of traditional Bolivian styles as well as Spanish baroque.