Metropolitan Cathedral of Sucre, Sucre

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#6 of 15 in Historic Sites in Sucre
Take in the grandeur of Metropolitan Cathedral of Sucre, 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 Metropolitan Cathedral of Sucre on your trip to Sucre, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I really had a hard time going here as a Christian - lots of gold, relics, the Mother Mary in all of Her splendor!! There was a major hail storm during our stay and we had to walk through piles of hai...  more »
  • The metropolitan cathedral of sucre encloses much of the city's colonial history. Totally Spanish imprint.
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  • 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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