Catedral Metropolitana de Sucre
On the corner of the plaza lies Sucre’s Metropolitan Cathedral, the city’s grandest church. This sacred building is the seat of the Roman Catholic Church in Bolivia and has also served as a place of learning for some of the country’s most important composers. Built over a whopping 153 years (1559-1712), its architecture evolved from the Renaissance style to having mestizo-baroque influences towards the end. These are more prevalent on the building’s exterior, notably its large clock tower which houses a massive, functioning 18th century clock imported from London. Inside, the structure’s white walls are brightly lit from sunlight pouring in through its numerous stained glass windows, while the country’s most important religious arts museum showcases works from colonial and republican masters as well as an impressive collection of jewelry made from gold, silver and gemstones.
Catedral Metropolitana de Sucre, Plaza 25 de Mayo esquina Nicolás Ortiz, Sucre, Bolivia