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La Glorieta Castle

Castillo de la Glorieta, Sucre, Bolivia
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Pretty odd and in a state of disrepair

This wasn't worth the trip out of town Nor the $20bolivianos to enter (if you want to take photos... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
kim p
via mobile
nice curious castle

at less than 30 minutes from Sucre center, the castle is a jewel that can be visited with local... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
maria grazia s
Milan, Italy
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  • Very good35%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible12%
18 Jun 2017
“Pretty odd and in a state of disrepair”
13 Apr 2017
“nice curious castle”
Castillo de la Glorieta, Sucre, Bolivia
Castillo de la Glorieta, Sucre, Bolivia
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This wasn't worth the trip out of town Nor the $20bolivianos to enter (if you want to take photos you need to pay more)

Thank kim p
Reviewed 14 April 2017

at less than 30 minutes from Sucre center, the castle is a jewel that can be visited with local guide that provide a lot of info about the family and the history of the castle. Nice 2hours excursion from Sucre

Thank maria grazia s
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We have a saying in Norway, which translates to "nice from afar, but far from nice". I.e. it looks good from a distance, but not when you get up close, which pretty much sums up La Glorieta. The place has so much potential, but all...More

Thank Sofia R
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The mansion itself has a wonderful story of a couple who were either A) awarded the title of prince and princess by the Vatican for their work with orphans OR B) bought their titles. It is an eclectic and bizarre combination of classical byzantine, classic...More

Thank Jirecarol
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Historical castle 20 m away from the city, with a fascinating history and strange mix of all styles. Still in the process of restoration, but very interesting to understand bolivian history

Thank brigittebaptiste
Reviewed 20 July 2016

To be clear, you are allowed to take photos. I've noticed several reviews saying that you can't take photos. There is a small fee that they charge you to have "Camera rights", and after that, snap away. The history of the place is quite interesting....More

Thank lmari535
Reviewed 3 December 2015

The site is not well restored/preserved. Most of the rooms are completely empty of furniture and the architecture alone is just not that impressive. I enjoyed wandering the building but was underwhelmed overall. Given the admission price a few directive signs and some additional information...More

Thank MARiner22
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

A nice play to visit! Take bus 4 until the terminus! Unfortunately completely empty and it should be more taken care of. Quite sad but worth a visit!

Thank David D
Reviewed 3 September 2015

A beautiful architectural experience. Built by the owner to remind his wife of European and middle eastern locations. 3 towers are within the castle - Russian Byzantine, Arabic, Big Ben. It is a museum today.

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 17 February 2015

The place has really very little to see. It was expensive and you need to take a bus from Sucre. They didn't allow photos inside and I get why, so that you don't document how poor this sight is.

2  Thank HelenaGuerra
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