Just three hours away from Potosí is Sucre, our next stop in Bolivia. We spent three lovely days in what is the constitutional capital of the country – walking along the white streets, tasting new flavours at the market, visiting a museum and enjoying the lively atmosphere of the city’s main square.
Sucre is probably the most colonial of the Bolivian towns we have visited. Known as La Ciudad Blanca (the white city), Sucre is a beautiful place full of historical buildings. All the white houses with their old wooden balconies, the white universities with their cosy interior courtyards and the white Spanish churches shine even whiter on a sunny day. There are strict controls on development, so if you own a house in Sucre, don’t even think about painting it black! If it wasn’t for the features of the people, the clothing of the cholitas and the accent of the locals I would have said we were in the heart of Andalucia.