Chuquisaca – Bolivia

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The department of Chuquisaca is located south of the Republic of Bolivia is bordered to the north with the departments of Potosi, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz in the south with the department of Tarija, on the east by the department of Santa Cruz and the Republic of Paraguay and the west by the department of Potosí. 
The department of Chuquisaca is located 2790 meters above sea level with a temperate climate in the valleys of the north, center and south, warm in the north and east.
Chuquisaca people are very friendly and cooperative.
The main ethnic group in the region is the Quechua group with advanced knowledge in textiles, ceramics and silverware.
The department has many tourist attractions, so it views the region to know the following locations:

El Castillo de la Glorieta
Architectural and museum built in the late nineteenth century, where you can enjoy the different features, Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance and neoclassical among others.

7 Falls
Seven Falls is an interesting geological conformation. A cascade of water down between rocks and there are huge jumps from seven different sizes. You cannot lose.
Only eight kilometers from Sucre, is the series of waterfalls of crystalline water that leads to a special touch of natural attraction. Emerge in the vicinity of the farm 7 waterfalls, colonial style, invites you to leisure and rest.

La Palma
Located just 35 kilometers from the city of Sucre, on the paved road that goes to the city of Cochabamba is a beautiful valley bordered by the River Chico who along with his warm and green surroundings will attract you to tour.

The Bramadero
Mountain refuge located in the foothills of the mountains of Chataquila, you can find comfortable accommodation, walks through forests, archaeological sites and areas textiles. It is 35 km from the city.

Chapel Chataquila
You can get transportation from the Avenida Juana de Padilla Azurduy to come to this area 35 kilometers from the city of Sucre. This is a chapel built of stone on the summit of the mountain of the same name and is located in the middle of a rock formation; this place has witnessed historic events, since there was assassinated Indian leader Tomás Katari.

This place is located 15 kilometers from the city and is a major tributary of the Pilcomayo River. At the riverside there are lush gardens and cottages known as “Cachimayu Cabin”, which offer peace, tranquility and beautiful scenery, ideal to spend unforgettable moments. Cachimayu the pools of the river suitable for bathing at a temperature of 20 º C.

Bishop Hill
At 20 kilometers from the city of Sucre, it amounted to 3 km walk. It is a summit of more than 3500 meters above sea level, whose rock formations give a wonderful look. From its peak you can observe the fascinating landscape of the environment, both sunrises and sunsets are a show that you can not miss.

Cajamarca, located 40 kilometers from Sucre, is a piece of the valley which has high pine forests, crystal waters and kewiña go long rock. The particularity of local tourism is in the so-called “house-bedrooms.”
Near the town of Tarabuco (26 kilometers), lies the town of Candelaria, the cradle of the best weavers of the place. The manual labor of the women in Candelaria is distinguished by its symmetry, and art forms in the degradation of colors.
Apart from being an area rich in paleontological sites, offers you a stay at Hacienda Candelaria, where you can appreciate the typical Pujllay dance in all its authenticity, and the development of the indigenous textiles, operated by Candelaria Tours.
In the South Region of the Department valluna this population is characterized by its rich fruits such as peaches and grapes. It highlights the quality of the wine of the region.
Between Sucre and Potosí is the barrel of Camargo, a valley where the grapes are grown and produced wines and singanis since colonial times. In the vicinity you can find prehistoric cave paintings (San Pedro) and beautiful haciendas, also colonial.
Is one of tourist attractions like Tarabuco, having ecotourism attractions such as mountain ranges of the Miracle, the barrel of Heredia, fast rivers and settlement of nationalities tupiguaraníes.

The valley is 13 kilometers ICLA Candelaria and 99 of Sucre. It has a pleasant climate, a canyon through which the crystal waters of the river ICLA and where it is common practice walking, swimming and agro tourism. In the midst of their sites, is an important paleontological site, as well as cave paintings and archaeological remains.
This canyon is also ideal for paragliding, as lanzándote from the tip of the hills that enclose the valley, you can reach the peaceful village.
Presto – El Palmar 
A 130 km from the city and near the town of Presto, is El Palmar, a protected area of forest of palms Parajubaea Torrally Burret (Janchi coconut) and several species of animals like the bear “jukumari,” among others.

Chorizos Chuquisaqueños: The sausages are the typical Creole food that is served before noon and are often accompanied with dark beer.
Empanadas (Salta): The empanadas are an important part of traditional cuisine and chuquisaqueña eat mid-morning.
Fritanga: dish prepared with pork, red pepper, onion and white mote.
Mondongo: Mote of cooked corn, pork skin and drowned. Accompanies the pork meat.
Karapecho: Plate made with dried jerky, potato and mote.
Coconut Chicken: Chicken, chicha, condiments.
Sulka: Beef, corn, salad, tomato and onion.

Happy Travel!

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One Response to “Chuquisaca – Bolivia”

  1. Octavio Vilar Says:

    About your comment on Chuquisaca- Bolivia: Coconut Chicken: Chicken, chicha, condiments., I believe a more accurate description would be : Chicken au vin. ( I also believe that this name comes from the “Coq au vin” french dish, since wine was replaced by chicha in the making of this dish)
    Another thing ,please change from : “Juan de Padilla Azurduy” to Juana Azurduy de Padilla.

    I love the work you have done with your website. Keep up the good work.

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