La Recoleta

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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,635 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Was a monestery which is interesting as a building. But everyone comes here for the view. It can be very crowded in tourist season especially around sunset. One idea, have your driver stop for ten minutes on the way to driving you to the airport. Worth an extra B/10. That's what we did.
Written January 18, 2020
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nancy h
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Be sure to take a taxi to the top of the La Recoleta. Just beautiful. It is the oldest part of the city and many things to see. This is also where the indigenous Museum is, the original church, a small market of local handcrafts, and a view of the city that is breathtaking! If you walk out a bit from the top, you can see the old streets and homes that have been here for centuries. Maybe my favorite place I visited in Sucre.
Written February 26, 2023
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Bert M
Cothen, The Netherlands184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
This place used to be the first centre of Sucre. It is situated on a hill, and is surrounded by narrow cobbled streets winding up from the present Sucre centre. From the terrace and the cloister the old monastry offers a beautiful sight of the valley of Sucre. Recently, a new restaurant and cafe has been opened, and the open air theatre below it is a delight to visit, especially when the music is playing.
Written August 27, 2019
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Marita B
Norway1,341 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
It is said that a first kiss at Recoleta, ensures a good and longlasting relationship. The lockers at the fences also indicates that this is a romantic spot. Although the place is nice for non-romantic people as well, as it gives you a nice view of Sucre and oportunity to buy handicrafts nearby.
Written December 29, 2016
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Philip R
Saint Jerome, Canada143 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
It's a good place to go see the sunset. You can see the city of sucre. But it's hard to make nice photo, but you can enjoy the moment.
Written August 18, 2016
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Nemo12345
Copenhagen, Denmark33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
I went to the museum at 14:45 - a little after they opened. Paid the entrance fee and then waited for the museum to open. The official guide probably was missing, but the daughter of the ticket-office official made the tour perfect - though she only spoke spanish. But she spoke very slowly and clear and was easy to understand (except for the tecnical religous words). A very nice museum that you should visit
Written February 20, 2019
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Lora274
Auckland, New Zealand35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Wow! What an excellent collection! 17th century frescoes, golden and silver vessels, clothing etc.

We don’t speak Spanish but our guide made it very easy to understand. She explained the iconography of the time and why religious painting had certain symmetry about them.

We saw clothing, bows, arrows and tools of the Indians as they were met by the Franciscans as they established the monastery in the early 1600.

The 1000years old giant cedar at the back is huge and of course the cedar quire for which the monastery is famous.

What I enjoyed the most is the fact that this is a working monastery and we saw the monks in their traditional clothing working in the patio. And of course the view towards the city is stunning from there.

Well worth a visit!
Written February 19, 2019
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Footsac
Comox, Canada354 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
A rather spartan square of fieldstone and a non functioning fountain. On one side, there is a collonade that is good for taking pix of Sucre
Written January 24, 2019
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AvidGlobeHopper
Birtley, UK257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We walked up to La Recoleta to watch the sunset and it was beautiful, there is a lovely cafe to sit and have a glass of wine just off the square. Not to be missed.
Written September 13, 2018
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Daniel C
Manchester, UK376 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
It’s on top of a steep hill but certainly worth the walk. The view over the city is beautiful and there is a market, restaurant and public space available to relax and enjoy it.
Written June 17, 2018
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