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Santa Cruz de La Sierra: one of Bolivia’s biggest cities and the main economic center. Natural gas, oil, iron mines and soybean, rise and sugar cane plantations along with excellent cattle breading conditions have converted the city to the main national exporter. It’s warm and subtropical climate have enabled to a nice social life with a warm and hospitable population.
Sucre: founded in 1538 by Pedro de Anzures, this colonial city’s was first named “Ciudad de la Plata”. In 1609 it received an Archbishop and in 1624 he founded the Royal and Pontifical University of San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca famous throughout the New World. In 1559 King Felipe II established the Real Audiencia de Charcas in “La Plata”, with authority over an area, today covering Paraguay, southeastern Peru, northern Chile and Argentina and much of what today’s Bolivia. The city of Sucre city is today, a World Heritage Site, protected by UNESCO.
Potosi city, famous for its Silver mine the Spanish conquerors discovered in the 16th century at the foot of Mount Sumaq Orko. Appointed Imperial City, the city came to have more populated than Seville, Paris or London, because of the attraction of the silver business. The city has maintained its narrow colonial streets, its old houses with its wooden balconies, its numerous colonial churches and museums and is still living from the extraction of minerals. Potosí city has also been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Uyuni: It is the largest altitude salt desert in the world and also the highest in altitude. The pools underneath the thin salt crust are rich with lithium and other minerals, but most of all they offer landscapes of extraordinary natural beauty.
La Paz: was founded in 1547 by Captain Alonso de Mendoza on gold settlements, the city with its suspended balconies, is a mixture of modernism and Andean influences and offers an unusual and impressive sight.