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Discover Colonial History on a Bolivia Vacation

April 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 304

Explore colonial art, culture, and architecture during your Bolivia vacation. Bolivia offers many cities big and small that are teeming with colonial character. Discover the charm of La Paz, Sucre and Potosi on a one-of-a-kind Bolivia trip.

The highest de-fact capital in the world, the city of La Paz, is the perfect place to get a taste of Bolivia's culture while exploring its colonial past. Tour the city visiting the city's main square, Plaza Murillo where the Church of San Francisco sits. This church is one of the best examples of colonial religious architecture in South America. The best way to get a feel for the city's past while enjoying its present lively atmosphere is to stroll through the lovely streets. Relax in a café, visit one of the many museums, and admire the architecture during your time in La Paz, the number one destination for a Bolivia vacation.

The true capital of Bolivia, the colonial city of Sucre, is the perfect place for travelers looking to take a step back in time. Considered the most beautiful city in all of Bolivia it seems as if Sucre is a museum, waiting to be explored. Often called the "White City" for its numerous bright downtown colonial buildings, it is the best place to explore colonial architecture in the country. It is easy to fall in love with the beautiful buildings of Sucre, but a few highlights of the city include, Casa de la Libertad and the convent of Recoleta both important to the history of Bolivia and the religious buildings of San Francisco and San Lazaro. The city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it is well deserving as its beauty continues to inspire travelers from around the world.

Another destination for colonial exploration is in the town of Potosi, also named a World Heritage Site; it is yet another testament to Bolivia's past. The town was originally founded based on the silver mining, and in turn the city evolved rapidly into one of the wealthiest in the Americas. Though after the mining slowed, it did not remain as such, the city is still a great example of colonial architecture and truly a glimpse into the past. Offering a variety of activities including visiting the silver mines or visiting the Royal Mint Museum, the city of Potosi is a great place to learn about the history of Bolivia.

On your Bolivia vacation be transported back in time, and explore the country's best colonial cities. From La Paz, to the World Heritage sites of Sucre and Potosi, you will be immersed into the colonial history of these top cities during your Bolivia vacation.

This article about discovering history on a Bolivia vacation was written by a travel expert at Latin America For Less who specializes in helping you organize a best value Bolivia vacations to La Paz, Lake Titicaca, and other great South America Destinations. Latin America For Less is unique in its ability to offer a price match guarantee as well as the highest standards in quality and customer service.

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