Sucre is a beautiful city, filled with white-washed colonial buildings and pretty tree-lined parks. It has a lower altitude than other nearby cities and lovely weather, we felt like we were in Spain rather than Bolivia.
We rented an apartment and although we planned to spend a week, actually ended up staying 11 days. Sucre was the perfect place to relax and unwind after the first 5 crazy weeks of our trip and we spent our days buying fresh ingredients at the market to cook with, enjoying nice meals at some of the lovely cafes around the plaza and eating ice cream almost every day.
One extremely underrated attraction in Sucre is Parque Cretácico or Cretaceous Park, home to the largest collection of fossilised dinosaur footprints in the world. The site is a cement quarry and the prints were discovered accidentally by cement plant employees in 1994.
The wall is a huge mudstone cliff that can be seen from afar as you walk up to the park and closer up on tours running at 12pm and 1pm. 68 million years ago this was the bottom of a lake which was then forced upwards vertically when the Andes formed. There are over 12000 amazing footprints and they include those of the giant Titanosaur. Sadly with erosion some of them have already been lost and it’s a reminder that they won’t be around forever.