Sucre is the constitutional capital of Bolivia and the capital of the department of Chuquisaca. It is located in the south of the country and summarizes the history of Bolivia, from its oldest origins to the present day.
The city was founded on the indigenous settlements of the Indian ponds on September 29, 1538, by the Spanish general Pedro Anzures with the name of «Villa de La Plata de la Nueva Toledo» which makes it the oldest city in Bolivia . In 1776 the name is changed to «City of Chuquisaca», and since the independence of Bolivia in 1826, when it is given the role of capital, it is renamed as «The Illustrious and Heroic Sucre» in honor of the hero of independence Antonio José de Sucre.
It should be noted that among the most striking in the history of the capital is its revolution, which marks the beginning of the independence movements in Latin America, on May 25, 1809.