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Address: Castillo de la Glorieta, Sucre, Bolivia
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596455983
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Left to decay

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... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Sofia R
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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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Milan, Italy
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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

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Thank maria grazia s
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 there is is empty rooms and a smelly toilet inside. I'm sure the place used... More 

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Thank Sofia R
Columbia, Missouri, Usa
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187 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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 Italian and English architecture. There are a lot of empty display cases so maybe it... More 

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Thank Jirecarol
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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

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Thank brigittebaptiste
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365 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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. There are many empty rooms as others have mentioned, but the city is working hard... More 

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Thank lmari535
Honolulu, HI
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98 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 in other languages would be expected and helpful. In hindsight I would not visit again.

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Thank MARiner22
Brussels, Belgium
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84 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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!

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Thank David D
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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.

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Thank Alan C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,741 reviews
1,446 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,503 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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.

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2 Thank HelenaGuerra
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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130 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

This is billed as one the city attractions, an impressive castle as seen from the highway and located inside a military academy. However, nothing upclose matches what you see from the road. It is mostly abandoned, dark, empty and in disrepair, like looking through an old home, complete with the smell and the paint peeling off the walls. Though the... More 

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