May 2019 • Sucre ("sugar" in French) is a very sweet spot. In bright sunlight, the whitewash on the colonial-era buildings is blindingly on-brand, ensuring the town's status as Bolivia's White City and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Javi and Alex preceded me by several days and sang Sucre's praises via email, with an added heads-up that I'd be there during a festival. But "festival" hardly begins to describe the pop-up parades with students and marching bands honoring Bolivia's independence, the laboratory-themed chocolate fair sponsored by the country's largest purveyor, the thousands of partyers at the late-night La Serenata concert, and the eerie quiet on Sunday when most residents were either sleeping off their patriotism or spending quality time at home with family.
Juana Azurduy, revolutionary hero, Casa de la Libertad
Chuquisaca Governorship Palace (formerly Palace of Government of Bolivia)
Declaration of Independence, Casa de la Libertad
Apiaguaiki Tumpa, Casa de la Libertad
El Hotel de Su Merced rooftop
Parque Simón Bolívar