Views of Sucre

As I stated in a prior post, I lived in Sucre for somewhere around a month. There was so much to share, that I had to break it up. This post will be dedicated to the balance of images and thoughts of the city that made me feel at home.

Simon Bolivar Park

Aside from being the place where I ran and having my favorite fountain, Simon Bolivar park also had an Eiffel tower. Here’s the really weird part about it. It really is an Eiffel. Gustave Eiffel designed this tower as well. It is not a replica of the Eiffel tower in France however. As you can see one can climb this tower which the children love. It is located right smack in the middle of the park. 

Eiffel Tower - Sucre, Bolivia

An arch entrance to Simon Bolivar Park

A plant frog by the bicentennial fountain

A plant frog by the bicentennial fountain

An arch entrance to Simon Bolivar Park

Plaza de Armas

Plaza de armas was well taken care of. It had these enormous palms, manicured vegetation, a bunch of benches, and a statue of Antonio Jose de Sucre. I would pass it daily on my way to my favorite restaurants. 

Statue at the center of Plaza de Armas, Sucre

Statue at the center of Plaza de Armas, Sucre

Manicured plants at the base of a tree in plaza de armas

Manicured plants at the base of a tree in plaza de armas

San Felipe Neri Church

I met Julia on the Parque Cretacico tour and afterwards we took the bus back together, had some food, and I accompanied her to the San Felipe Neri Church. This is something I likely would have skipped had it not been for her. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The courtyard, roof, and various sections of the structure were quite enchanting. It was an enormous site. Also, since it was closing time we also got to see a pretty sweet sunset.

Courtyard and fountain in San Felipe Neri Church

Courtyard and fountain in San Felipe Neri Church

On the roof and overlooking the courtyard in San Felipe Neri Church

On the roof and overlooking the courtyard in San Felipe Neri Church

Looking up at the bell towers

Looking up at the bell towers

Walking the corridors of the courtyard

Walking the corridors of the courtyard

Melted metal holding together two stone blocks

Melted metal holding together two stone blocks

My favorite, the colored roof tiles

My favorite, the colored roof tiles

Colored tiles of the San Felipe Neri Church, Sucre Bolivia

Colored tiles of the San Felipe Neri Church, Sucre Bolivia

On the roof of San Felipe Neri Church, Sucre Bolivia

On the roof of San Felipe Neri Church, Sucre Bolivia

On the roof of San Felipe Neri Church, Sucre Bolivia

On the roof of San Felipe Neri Church, Sucre Bolivia

Bell towers

Bell towers

A bell

A bell

A look across the complex

A look across the complex

Jose sitting pretty

Jose sitting pretty

Looking up

Looking up

The sunset

The sunset

Other little things in Sucre

Plaza libertad Obelisc

Plaza libertad Obelisc

A round structure a few minutes from Simon Bolivar Park

A round structure a few minutes from Simon Bolivar Park

Views from la Recoleta

Views from la Recoleta

A church in Sucre

A church in Sucre

A cool looking building right outside of Simon Bolivar Park

A cool looking building right outside of Simon Bolivar Park

On my next post I head up to a warmer location and explore Amboro national park.

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