Whispers, laughs, words to the wind. Boys with books and notebooks, come and go by the old, romantic, reminiscent streets... "Traditional streets, Sir, because a country was forged here, a nation became independent here", exclaimed the young kids, after that, they start walking faster, they leave, they go away, they are swallowed by the centennial door of an old house of freedom.
Dreams of greatness in the shores of a river. Architectural beauty in the heights. Whims of wasteful and obstinate princes that ordered to build a fabulous castle of medieval airs at the outskirts of the city of the independence... and the thin, pointed, fragile towers?, they seem to be willing to touch the clouds.
Two images of a monumental city: Sucre (2,750 m.a.s.l.), the constitutional capital of Bolivia, preserves the essence of its splendid past. People say that in August of 1825, the members of the Deliberating Assembly met in this welcoming Andean village, to proclaim the independence of the country.
Declared Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO, Sucre -capital of the department of Chuquisaca- is a small place in perpetual serenity. Inspiring, discreet and wrapped in an intellectuality halo, the city is the haven of the young students of the whole country that are formed in the classrooms of the Universidad Mayor, Real y Pontificia de San Francisco Xavier.
Thanks to its colonial essence and its airs of freedom, to its intellectuality atmosphere and the juvenile impulses of the students, to its old old houses and the remarkable castle of La Glorieta, to the overwhelming beauty of its landscape and the cordiality of its people, the capital city of Bolivia will always be a temptation for the traveler.