Sucre's history has always been closely tied to that of Potosí. The city rose to prominence as an attractive retreat for wealthy and influential figures connected with Potosí's silver mines.
Potosi - Bolivia
Standing out throughout Bolivia for its pretty well-kept center and its agreeable climate, Sucre ––"la ciudad blanca" or white city is probably the most tranquil city in Bolivia (or perhaps South America). The city offers specific attractions in the form of historic buildings, indigenous culture, and prehistoric sites in surrounding towns and countryside, the highlight of Sucre might really be its relaxed atmosphere, which detains many travelers for far longer than expected.
Although Sucre can be considered a "colonial" city, its architecture is more of an example of a later, neo-classical style. In turn, the disheveled crooked streets of Potosí better reflect the chaotic urban planning of early colonialism and the silver rush, while orderly, elegant Sucre is a result of the wealth later spawned by the silver trade.
The Chilean Altiplano is part of a high plateau shared by Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.
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