Thursday, February 23, 2017

OTHER IMPORTANT HIGHLIGHTS OF BOLIVIA

 

UYUNI SALT FLATS
The otherworldly Uyuni Salt Lake in Bolivia is the largest on Earth, comprising miles and miles of dazzling white nothingness. Active volcanoes, hot springs and a palette of color-splashed lakes populated by hardy flamingos punctuate these landscapes of blindingly bright salt plains and stunning deserts…The noise of silence makes the heart beat faster and the surreal pentagons of crystalline salt will make you feel that there is no other place as this one in the whole world.

 

SUCRE
Sucre is a living expression of colonial times. The Cathedral, churches and cloisters, the second oldest University in South America- San Francisco Xavier, as well as the University Museum offers fine examples of anthropological remains. On Sundays one can visit the Tarabuco Market, full of colour, antique weavings and traditions, admiring the traditional costumes, which preserve their identity, as well as antique weavings displayed all over.

 

POTOSI
The historical city of Bolivia; It is said that the Mountain “Cerro Rico”, -in the hub of the city-, produced so much silver during the Colony, enough to could have build a solid silver bridge from Potosi to Madrid. Silver and tin mines can be visited. Other important places are The Cathedral, the Church of San Francisco and the “Casa de la Moneda” (Royal Mint).

 

SANTA CRUZ
The exuberant tropical city of Bolivia, offers unlimited possibilities and fabulous hotels; Orchids and butterflies Park, as well as fantastic panoramas. At only one and a half hour drive from Santa Cruz are the ruins of Samaipata, with a giant rock representing a snake and many other enigmatic figures. Nearby Santa Cruz, the Jesuit Missions can be visited; they are an example of the jungle conquest and local tribe’s religious conversion achieved by the Jesuits.