The official but not really used capital of Bolivia, is a splendid city. One would expect the capital to be crowded and dusty; yet, this role is more fulfilled by La Paz than Sucre. For most purposes La Paz remains the capital while Sucre remains a gorgeous city with magic of old times still lingering on its streets.
We spent the first evening in Sucre watching a gorgeous dance show, which summarized the cultural richness of Bolivia with music, dances, masks and costumes. I have no pictures from it as I forgot my camera that day. Regardless, pictures would not have done justice to the two hours of imaginary travelling through the traditions of this country.
In my google searches for a more detailed description of the show I found this article: http://www.sucrelife.com/espacio-cultural-origenes/ . It includes information on dinner, prices, and location. I agree that this is a must-see for those travelling to Sucre.
Horses and the mountains
Early next morning I went for a wonderful horse-back riding tour in the mountain area. Since I love horses and I love being surrounded by gorgeous scenery, I was in seventh heaven.
And this is my new friend Calypso. I made his day with an apple after his hard work 🙂
The white, the green and the fruit
After the horse adventure we went exploring the city a little bit. The white of the buildings mixed with the green of the parks gives this place a feeling of peace and calmness.
We stopped by a local market where I was at the maximum of my enthusiasm due to the delicious fruit I found there. I wanted to buy a watermelon but someone more rational than me convinced me not to.
Sunset over Sucre
Sucre has a viewpoint from where the sunset is phenomenal. The sun lowers itself down throw clouds and mountains, sending over the city shades of yellow, pink and orange. Just watching the dancing of these shadows made us think we were in a fairy tale. The view was worth the hike on narrow and uphill streets to reach the viewpoint.
All I have left to say is that Sucre has an extremely calming spirit, which left happy feelings in my heart.