Plaza 25 de Mayo
Plaza 25 de Mayo
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Chris B
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
Jan 2016 • Solo
Don't be fooled by the quaint well preserved old world facade of this town - at this time of year gringo travellers are serious target for locals.

Marking the start of the festival season locals love pelting each other with water bombs, but they love pelting gringos more. Whether it's from second floor windows, a drive-by with water canons or in plain sight - you are a target for a soaking at this time of year.

After two days of it I had enough. I bought some balloons (or globos), rounded up a crew of the toughest international backpackers at the hostel and went into town to start a turf war. A Scouser, some Dutch girls and a bloke called Tom were well up for a rumble. And it didn't take long - the Plaza is where the shiz went down.

A group of tooled up 7 or 8 year olds came to the party with some serious heat, but we showed them that backpackers could be tough too. Fights usually start and finish within seconds and this was no different. Frantic chasing, ducking and throwing left everyone including some by-standers soaked. The altitude got to us in the end and we ran out of ammo.

But we left the fight knowing that the locals can expect reprisals if they target gringo travellers in the future. So at this time of the year in Sucre be warned, be ready and get tooled up.
Written January 29, 2016
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Johann&Sandra
8,376 contributions
Oct 2011 • Couples
Plaza 25 de Mayo is the central square of Sucre. It is a beautiful place, with park benches and palm trees, centered by a statue of Mariscal Antonio José de Sucre, the founder of the city. Surrounding the plaza are Sucre's trademark whitewashed, beautiful buildings including the church, museums, and several restaurants, bars and shops. It's a peaceful place to watch Sucre go by, and on a sunny day you can just soak up the history that exists within this city. I think all visitors to Sucre probably go here, it's the centerpiece of the most beautiful city in Bolivia.
Written October 15, 2011
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Philip R
Saint Jerome, Canada145 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
So nice, you can relax during the day or after diner. It's safe. It's very beautiful, there is a lot of local people that go there.
Written August 18, 2016
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champkis
Dublin, Ireland1,754 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
Lovely square in the centre of town. Very busy so great for people watching. It was always full of people. There's plenty of place to sit down and lots of interesting buildings around.
Written April 23, 2015
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Suzana J
Los Angeles, CA118 contributions
Nov 2014 • Solo
Very nicely manicured plaza with BEAUTIFUL BUILDINGS around it, BUT it is full of cute little children who are “forced” to work selling different things, shining shoes or just begging. It is heart breaking to see the “rich children” with their parents enjoying the day playing around, driving little children cars, or just relaxing and little “street children” looking at them with most likely wish that they could do the same. This plaza is NOT the place to relax or read a book as that would be almost impossible as not ONLY children are approaching you but also adults who are begging or “aggressively” trying to sell things. It is very hard for me deal with people begging and saying how hungry they are… CAN’T GIVE EVERYBODY  Also plaza and surrounding area have VERY STRONG SMELL OF URINE.
Written December 27, 2014
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DanandCarolina
Truro, MA175 contributions
Feb 2012 • Friends
Relative to Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Cotoca, and La Paz, Sucre has the cleanest, most peaceful, and most beautiful plaza in Bolivia. Granted, this plaza doesn't compare to those in Chile or in European nations, but in the context of Bolivian plazas, it is very nice.

This is a great place for a stroll, an opportunity to sit and read, or just a spot to interact with some of the locals. Plaza de la Libertad, a historic church, and other important land marks are all nearby. If you're the adventurous type and are looking to try local street food, we recommend Parque Boliviar instead of Plaza 25 de Mayo.
Written February 24, 2012
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JayA93
Santiago6 contributions
Jan 2012 • Friends
Lots of people have said this is one of the nicest Plaza's in South America. It might have been once, but at the moment, it is looking a bit run-down. Lots of graffiti, fountains don't work and lots of litter. It has the potential to be very nice, but is lacking that much needed TLC...
Written January 22, 2012
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TandTSwitzerland
Zurich, Switzerland1,138 contributions
Nov 2022
Very beautiful square, with nice places to sit and relax, and enjoy and look at many beautiful buildings around the square. For me one the prettier squares in South America.
Written November 4, 2022
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0yazzmine0
Portsmouth, UK77 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Busy, and lots of nice places to eat, drink and dance around the square, in the little streets. Personally I liked the flower patterns under the palms.
Written October 3, 2019
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LMP7366
Aix-les-Bains, France59 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
You should try visiting and ambling around in daytime as well as night time to feel the different atmospheres.
Written May 27, 2019
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Plaza 25 de Mayo - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)