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Address: Castillo de la Glorieta, Sucre, Bolivia
Phone Number: 596455983
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Bizarre architecture and history for LA standards...

Historical castle 20 m away from the city, with a fascinating history and strange mix of all styles. Still in the process of restoration, but very interesting to understand... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
brigittebaptiste
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Historical castle 20 m away from the city, with a fascinating history and strange mix of all styles. Still in the process of restoration, but very interesting to understand bolivian history

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341 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

To be clear, you are allowed to take photos. I've noticed several reviews saying that you can't take photos. There is a small fee that they charge you to have "Camera rights", and after that, snap away. The history of the place is quite interesting. There are many empty rooms as others have mentioned, but the city is working hard... More 

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Thank lmari535
Honolulu, HI
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94 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The site is not well restored/preserved. Most of the rooms are completely empty of furniture and the architecture alone is just not that impressive. I enjoyed wandering the building but was underwhelmed overall. Given the admission price a few directive signs and some additional information in other languages would be expected and helpful. In hindsight I would not visit again.

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Thank MARiner22
Brussels, Belgium
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63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

A nice play to visit! Take bus 4 until the terminus! Unfortunately completely empty and it should be more taken care of. Quite sad but worth a visit!

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Thank David D
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

A beautiful architectural experience. Built by the owner to remind his wife of European and middle eastern locations. 3 towers are within the castle - Russian Byzantine, Arabic, Big Ben. It is a museum today.

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Thank Alan C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,705 reviews
1,442 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,390 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The place has really very little to see. It was expensive and you need to take a bus from Sucre. They didn't allow photos inside and I get why, so that you don't document how poor this sight is.

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2 Thank HelenaGuerra
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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97 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is billed as one the city attractions, an impressive castle as seen from the highway and located inside a military academy. However, nothing upclose matches what you see from the road. It is mostly abandoned, dark, empty and in disrepair, like looking through an old home, complete with the smell and the paint peeling off the walls. Though the... More 

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1 Thank Milan S
Edmonton, Canada
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

We read about this place in some travel guides. They made it sound like it was way out in the barrios and just another old building. In fact it is an easy 15 minute #4 bus ride from the city centre square to the end of the line and is a unique piece of late 19th century architecture. It is... More 

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2 Thank Bruce_Raynor
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The place is quite something. Looking at the point where Bolivia was when the castle was built, it must have been quite an impressive private residence at the point of time. What's sad was the internal furniture has been looted empty. What a pity. Walking into the main hall, you could not helped but imagine the parties/dinners it once hosts... More 

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1 Thank Shiying7487
Rome, Italy
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

The castle is not a real castle, but an original Palace, so full of bad taste you could only laugh (or throw up). The visit was pretty enjoyable. Too bad they decided to spoil the surroundings with military barracks and an awfully ugly "convention center". They are slowly restoring the castle to its "old splendor". All furniture, decorations and chandeliers... More 

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