Sucre Cathedral

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Church bell tower

The Cathedral of Sucre or Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe ( Spanish Catedral Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe ) is a Roman Catholic church in Sucre , the constitutional capital of Bolivia . The cathedral of the Archdiocese of Sucre , created in 1552, is dedicated to the Mother of God under the patronage of Our Lady of Guadalupe and has the title of a minor basilica .


The construction of the cathedral lasted from 1559 to 1712. Pope Pius X. also awarded the cathedral the title of a minor basilica in 1925 . Pope . John Paul II visited the church on May 12, 1988. The church was founded in 1991 as part of the old city of Sucre for UNESCO - World Heritage declared.


The style of the cathedral is determined by the influences of the baroque , renaissance and mestizos in accordance with its long construction period . The nave has three naves. The white interior is designed in a neoclassical style. Many parts of the furnishings such as candlesticks and altars are made of silver from Potosí . The three-tier bell tower is adorned with ceramic decorations. His tower clock was made in London in 1772. In the attached museum pieces of the most important sacred art in Bolivia from the 16th century to the 18th century are shown.

Next to the cathedral is the Chapel of the Virgin of Guadalupe from 1617, which is dedicated to the patron saint of Sucre. The image of Mary is framed with pearls, diamonds and emeralds.

Web links

Commons : Sucre Cathedral  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Catedral Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe on
  2. Historic City of Sucre on (Engl.)
  3. ^ Catedral Metropolitana, Sucre
  4. ^ Catedral Metropolitana in Sucre, Bolivia

Coordinates: 19 ° 2 ′ 55 ″  S , 65 ° 15 ′ 37.1 ″  W.