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Villa de la Plata

Casa de la Libertad

Plaza 25 de Mayo

Hostal Santa Cruz


Kantu Nucchu

San Felipe Neri

Castillo La Glorieta

La Recoleta

Parque Simon Bolivar

Parque Cretácico

Prevention Parade

Oruro Carnaval




Isla del Sol



Mookie Pookie

Inka Trail

Tarabuco Palm Sunday

Bolivia 2007
Photos by Don and Lois Porter

Casa de la Libertad

Construction was begun in 1621 and ended in 1701. In this building, on August 6, 1825, the Bolivian declaration of independence was signed. The Liberty House was then used as the first legislative building. During the second third of the 20th century, the Casa de la Libertad became a museum, housing portraits of Marshal Antonio José de Sucre and Simón Bolívar, as well as many other Bolivian presidents. Also featured is an enormous head of Bolívar carved from cedar, as well as two impressive portraits of Juana Azurduy de Padilla. Juana is a major local heroine of the battle for independence; one of the downtown streets is also named for her.

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Juana Azurduy Patio and fountain in the Casa de la Libertad Bust (carved in cedar) of Simon Bolivar, Libertador, with admirer Portrait of President Evo Morales Fountain, Casa de la Libertad
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Fountain, Casa de la Libertad Historic main hall, Casa de la Libertad Fountain, Casa de la Libertad Facade and front entrance, Casa de la Libertad