The declaration of world heritage conferred on the colonial cities of Potosi and Sucre, as the most important in America and the world during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, testifies that these gems of that era showed metropolitan splendor, to be considered so important and cosmopolitan as London or Paris. Exploiting the silver mines of Cerro Rico de Potosi led to the development and the European apogee.
The magnificence of the urban layout, the rich and diverse architecture of the temples, palaces, monuments, houses and villas, show the wealth of its inhabitants, but also of exploitation and indigenous blood that costed the extraction, transport of mineral and the construction of such sudden grandeur.
The Department of Chuquisaca is home to the country's official constitutional capital, Sucre city, an architectural jewel of colonial times regarded with pride as an Hispanic Cultural Center.
The department of Chuquisaca is located in the southeast of the Republic of Bolivia, it has an area of 51,524 Km2.
Its role as the constitutional capital is further marked by the presence of St. Francis Xavier University, one of the oldest in America, Sucre, the capital of the Chuquisaca department, is located 2,700 meters high and has an average temperature of 18 º C all year round. It was declared a Historical and Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991.
These attractions are offered and operated today. Many municipalities have beautiful tourist attractions of hierarchy.
The city of Sucre, also called "White City in America", for its houses and buildings painted white, giving it a pleasing appearance, was home of important institutions such as the Archbishop of La Plata, the Royal Audience of Charcas, the first University.
The idea of attaining a local sustainable development led to explore new sources to generate resources, of which tourism offers the best prospects. Chuquisaca has deep cultural traditions, religious festivals, geographical landscapes, architectural heritage, archaeological sites and handicrafts, among others, making of Chuquisaca a department with great touristic potential. This issue is seriously considered in planning policies of many municipalities in the department. The work "Departmental Tourist Guide" focuses on emphasizing the points or areas that may be of interest to visitors, for example, touristic, cultural, ecological, gastronomic, walking and cycling routes, among others.
Of particular interest are the paleontological sites, the most important is Cal Orcko, a gigantic wall that has the longest dinosaurs walk in the world. Other paleontologically important centers are Quila Quila and Patatoloyo.
Historic Center of the City of Sucre, characterized by a colonial style architecture still preserved. Around the city of Sucre, which highlights are the Castillo de la Glorieta, the towns of Yotala, Potolo, Tarabuco, Provinces Oropeza and Zudañez, among others.
Colonial building, its construction dates back to 1621, as part of the Convention of the Jesuits. Later it was part of the University building. It is considered the largest and most important national historic monument since in August 1825, in the former private chapel of the Jesuits and Aula Magna of the University the Deliberative Assembly met and proclaimed the independence of Bolivia. This site is maintained today with the name "Independence Hall".
THE RECOLETA MUSEUM
It occupies the third courtyard of the Convention of the Recoleta, which was built in 1600. It has several colonial and republican paintings, sculpture, jewelery, coins and archaeological collections. The famous choir stalls, situated in the temple, carved in cedar wood and originally destined for the church of San Francisco, takes part of this museum. An ancient tree of cedar stands out, which is located in the garden of the Convent.
THE SANTA CLARA MUSEUM
Located in the Convent of Santa Clara, occupying what once were the high and low choirs of the church. The works that are exposed in it, come directly from the convent, being among them: paintings by masters such as Biti Montufar, anonymous important sculptures, furniture, musical instruments and various objects of liturgical use.
Its construction took place between 1559 and 1712. Renaissance style at the beginning, was later added with baroque and mestizo baroque styles. Currently has three naves: The Alta Mayor, Greco-Roman style, it has altar stones in all four sides and a dome crowned by the famous Cruz de Carabuco, adorned with silver plates, which origin dates back to a town near lake Titicaca. Behind this altar, it is located the choir stalls of Canons, in plateresque style.
The lateral naves have in each arch valuable chandeliers. From the walls hang six master Motufar's oil paintings, representing the martyrdom of the apostles. The temple courtyard is surrounded by a an edge-stoned balustrade that in the salient angle, has a stone cross, known as "The Rumi Cruz." The clock, located at the top of the tower, has more than two centuries.
INCAMACHAY - PUMAMACHAY
Pictographic. The first, probably corresponds to the culture of "SAUCES", with an antiquity of 2.500 years, the images depicted are anthropomorphic, zoomorphic and geometric. The second part of the culture "HURUQUILLA" with a maximum age of 1.000 years. The images depicted are anthropomorphic and geometric.
Pictographic. They come in three rocky panels, probably coeval with those of Incamachay, although the represented motifs are different, being anthropomorphic and zoomorphic too, bringing in some cases common ideographic characters.
Petroglyphs. They are four panels located along a path corresponding to the period in which no painting on pottery was practiced yet in this region of America. Its antiquity dates back beyond 2,500 years. The representations are mostly anthropomorphic, zoomorphic and geometric.
K´ATALLA (SIETE CASCADAS)
Zone of interesting geological conformations. One of shallow water among huge rocks where 7 jumps or waterfalls of different size are seen.
Place for picnics, its contours are well suited for climbing and to enjoy fresh water flowing from the high peaks. It is 10 kms. from the city.
Small town that still retains the urbanization of colonial and republican style with old, narrow cobblestone streets. The folk-religious event more important is celebrated annually on August 30, the feast day of Santa Rosa.
A place with pleasant weather, suitable for hiking, camping and swimming (river Cachimayu). A former manor recalls that it was here that the President Mcal. Antonio Jose de Sucre, was reinstated after the attack suffered during the riot of April 18, 1828.
COMMUNITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP “ASOCIACIÓN DE PRESTADORES TURÍSTICOS QUETENA GRANDE”
This entrepreneur is located in the Potosi department in the southern province of Lípez, municipality of San Pablo de Lípez in the community of Quetena Grande.
COMMUNITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP “ALBERGUE DE ALTA MONTAÑA QUETENA CHICO”
This entrepreneur is located in the Potosi department in the northern province of Lípez, municipality of San Pablo de Lípez in the community of Quetena Chico.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP RUTA LLIPHI TUNUPA
Locate in the epartament of the Potosí, Nor Lipez, municipality of Colchaca Location Uyuni Salt flat.