Interesting things about Bolivia
Is situated in the heart of South America. Bolivia is located entirely between the tropics, but the various heights causes climate variations. The great heights climate is cold and dry, but generally healthy, despite the sharp winds, dryness of the atmosphere and the daily temperatures. In the lower regions the climate is warmer. The average annual temperature ranges from about 8 degrees Celsius in the Altiplano to 26 degrees Celsius in the eastern bay.
Sucre, known as “White City”, was the center of the movement for independence which led to the birth of Bolivia. Sucre is the legal residence of the country, also home to one of the leading universities. The settlement, called Chuquisaca nefore its conquest by the Spanish in the sixteenth century, changed its name after the revolutionary General Jose Antonio de Sucre, who contributed to Bolivia’s independence in the nineteenth century.
Sucre is famous for clothing and decorative materials made by groups of families who bring their own original contribute and style. They are then sold in the picturesque and colorful Tarabucco fair, in fact “white city” is also one of the most popular Bolivian hats factory. Here is produced a high quality chocolate too.
The city, whose houses are painted in white to preserve a bit of colonial atmosphere, keeps something from the pre-Columbian, the colonial and post-colonial eras. In the monastery chapel – also a museum – the central square of Sucre Bolivia declared its independence. In Chuquisaca are found near the remains of former Inca settlements and perhaps most spectacular and surprising, a collection of dinosaur footprints – Cal Orkco – printed on a slanted wall which was once a lake bottom.
Most streets are formed by a circular pattern. Santa Cruz, for example is an important part of fashion and modeling chapter. Also, here we can find the Palmasola prison.