Sucre – the white city

Written by Nadine Zangerle on . Posted in Bolivia

After only 3 hours we arrived in the White City of Bolivia. The old core of the city was really beautiful and the people very friendly. We fell in love with this city immediately and could have spent more time here. But we are on a mission and have to keep on going.

But not without seeing those 5050 dinosaur treks in the nearby park. With two other backpackers we jumped in a taxi and went to the Park Cretacio. It has one of the largest collections of dinosaur footprints in the world.

On a limestone wall you can find 150 tracks belonging to four different species from the Cretaceous time, the last time before the dinosaurs became extinct. The park itself is small but with the admission fee comes a free guided tour where you can have a closer look at the footprints. The life-size replicas of the dinosaurs were also very impressive.

Back at the Mercado Central we found cheap fruit juices and good food. After I got a cheap haircut we strolled around the Plaza 25 de Mayo, explored the Casa de la Libertad – where we got some information about the independency of Bolivia – and enjoyed the view over the city from the Museo de la Reculeta.

But it was time to hop on the bus and continue our trip to La Paz. We had an overnight bus via Potosi to the capital of Bolivia.

Accommodation: Backpacker / El Cruz del Popayan Hostel, Calle Loa, Sucre

Price: BOB $ 50 p. p, triple used as private room, shared bathroom, kitchen, incl. breakfast

Comment: kitchen has only one small pot and a pan so don’t bother cooking, go to the super
                    cheap Mercado Central for food. Breakfast is very limited.