Sucre Cathedral, Sucre

#3 of 16 in Historic Sites in Sucre
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • 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 »
  • Beautiful building in a beautiful square, colonial architecture beautiful kept and maintained. Unfortunately it is often close to visitors.  more »
  • Roman Catholic. Sunday mass 9, 10:30.
  • Unfortunately always closed, also its museum. A main touristic site such as a cathedral should be open to public at least some hours a day.

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