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Some historical landmarks of Bolivia

Updated on August 6, 2013
The flag of Bolivia
The flag of Bolivia

Bolivia which is a Plurinational country that is located in South America it is near Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile and Peru the country of bolivia is a country that may be far behind from its economical state than the other countries that are near it but what it does not lack is it's resources of national treasures that it has available. For example visiting Brazil is really not a visit without going to the following places such as Cordillera Real, mountain range located near Sorata, Uyuni and the salt flats, Amazon Basin which has a beautiful grassland and fantastic jungle which in turns teem with life and its other forms.

Another thing that Bolivia has besides owning it's rich natural resources is that it has a population of indigenous tribes some of these tribes are the Aymara, Quechua, and the guarani and other ethnic tribes that still exist today from Bolivia some of the two colonies were you can best view more about these ethnic tribes are Sucre and Potosi.

This is the capilla of la Virgen de Gudalupe inside the church cathedral.
This is the capilla of la Virgen de Gudalupe inside the church cathedral.
The archetecture style inside is amazing!
The archetecture style inside is amazing!
Church from Sucre on the outside.
Church from Sucre on the outside.
Church of Sucre from the inside.
Church of Sucre from the inside.

Cathedral Museum and Capilla of La Virgen de Guadalupe

This cathedral building site that is Bolivia is one of the many places of La Virgen de Guadalupe this sucre building first began in the year of 1551 but it was not completed till 1712 made out of renaissance baroque architecture style some neoclassical styles where also added later on to the cathedral as the years went by. Also the clock that you see on top of the building comes from London and it was placed there in the 18th century.

One of the easiest ways that you can do to check out this cathedral is to see a cathedral museum and in this museum you will be able to find a lot of interesting and old antique artifacts that were religious from golden colored chalices to intricately embroidered vestments with crosses encrusted in gemstones. The museum also owns some amazing artwork painting that were done by European art painters and all of these art collections can be seen at the chapel of San Juan de Mata. Inside the museum tour you may have the opportunity to visit the capillas from the 17th century of La Virgen de Guadalupe which is made out of gold and silver leafing some of the paintings have been donated thru time for thousands of years and it is still a tradition that goes on today.

The Churches of Sucre

The churches of Sucre date all the way back to colonial times they all still preserve many of their quality original features which means that they still look the same as they did back then some of the churches are open regularly for the people to attend mass everyday. One of the bestest examples for this category would be:

San Lazaro- Which is at the corner of calle calvo and calle padilla being one of the oldest churches from the city it was a place where a lot of worship ceremonies would take place. This church was renewed a few times in the 17th century , 18th century this church has mass everyday starting at 7am and on Sundays from 9:30am and 7:00pm.

El cristo de la concordia monument (of jesus christ) in Brazil.
El cristo de la concordia monument (of jesus christ) in Brazil.

El cristo de la concordia

This famous historical landmark from bolivia cochabamba is kind of taller than the christ statue which is located in Rio de Janeiro it is considered to be one of the biggest statues in South America and the tallest in monument in the world it also captures the skyline of the city bringing extraordinary views.

So how can you explore this monument from up close and personal?

In Bolivia there are many cable cars that are available to the public and you can actually go on one that leaves from the far end of Avenida de las heroinas and can take to the start of the monument and take you back from where you came from for just $1.40. You can also take a taxi to get to the top and for that you only have to pay $5 this statue attraction is really popular by people in the weekends since it is a place where you can relax and unwind.

The Cala cala ruin of bolivia

What cala cala means in Aymara "place of full stones" a ruin that is located at 21 kilometers southeast of Oruro it is said to be that the first human beings began to settle there what you can find for yourself in this ruin are colorful rocks paintings these are found 2.5 kilometers outside of the village of cala cala these paintings show figures of animals and humans which are said to be thousands of years old.

A little bit more of Bolivia


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      Cathy Nerujen 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Wow, some great places to check out in stunning Bolivia. Spotlight, this is a great hub. Well done and what a great writer you are. :)