La Recoleta

Tucked away at the bottom of the Churuquella mountain is a tranquil look-out point boasting some of the best panoramic views over Sucre.

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Walking along Calle Dalence all the way from the centre of town will take you up a fairly steep incline to La Recoleta, home to the picturesque Plaza de Anzurez.

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On the opposite side of the cobblestoned plaza is a long corridor of arches overlooking a sea of white and terracotta, a beautiful reminder of Sucre’s rich colonial history.

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Directly below you, you’ll see some shaded tables and deck chairs. This is Cafe Gourmet Mirador and is the perfect place to have a long lunch, chat to friends, or simply enjoy a glass of wine in the sun.

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Dominating the far side of the plaza is La Recoleta Monastery. This stunning church, founded by the Franciscan Order in 1601, is now also a museum housing some of the city’s most impressive religious artefacts.

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During the evenings La Recoleta comes to life with children flocking to the plaza to play football while their parents chat and eat ice-creams from the nearby street-vendors.

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With its relaxed vibe, fascinating sights and stunning photo opportunities, climbing the steep hill to La Recoleta is well worth the effort.

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Dircetions to La Recoleta

La Recoleta is roughly a 15 minute walk from Plaza 25 de Mayo Do be aware that it is a moderate uphill climb so traveling by taxi might be a better option for some.

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