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Basílica de San Francisco - Historical Building Sucre - Bolivia

This 16th century church houses the ‘Liberty Bell’ in one of its towers. The bell was used to rally the population to join the independence movement in 1809, believed to be the first thrust for freedom from colonial rule in Latin America. The Basílica de San Francisco also has an interesting carved alter covered in gold leaf and a Mudejar style ceiling made from cedar wood. This is a very active church and is popular for weddings – a good place to observe Bolivian religious life. Mass is held daily at 7a.m. and 7 p.m. and on Sundays at 7a.m., 7:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Corner of Calle Capitán Ravelo and Calle Aniceto Arce
Town Center, Sucre, Bolivia

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Here are other activities in and around Town Center that may be of interest: Cathedral Metropolitana, Cathedral Museum and Capilla de la Virgin de Guadalupe, Monasterio y Templo de Santa Clara and Museo, Nuestra Señora de la Merced and Templo y Convento de San Felipe Neri.

18 Dec 2008

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