Overview

Bolivia’s big four cities - La Paz, Sucre, Potosí and Santa Cruz - are so contrasting that they could be in different countries. La Paz teems and bustles, semi-tropical Santa Cruz is warm and laid-back, while Sucre, at 2,800m, is the sunny second city and legislative capital in the south. It is the epitome of an elegant, whitewashed, red-tile-roofed colonial city with baroque churches and shady plazas. Just two to three hours’ drive away on the chilly altiplano at 4,090m is the mining city Potosí, where grandiose architecture harks back to a history of prosperity when it hosted the Imperial Mint.

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The weather in Sucre and Potosi is wide and varied

The elegant, red-tile-roofed colonial city of Sucre and historical mining city of Potosí are perched high up in the chilly altiplano, at 2,800m and 4,090m respectively. There are any number of enticing cultural events taking place throughout the year, from the dancing processions of the Mining Carnival in Potosí to the exciting car rally in Sucre. Both cities see plenty of sunshine, with the most rainfall from December - March and the driest months in May - Aug. Temperatures in Sucre hover around the mid-teens, while Potosí can be chillier due to its higher altitude.

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