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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

Castillo La Glorieta

The Prince and Princess of La Glorieta, Francisco Argandoņa and Clotilde Uriote de Argandoņa (relatives of Patricio Marion on his mother’s side of the family) built and lived in this eclectic castle during the last third of the 19th century. It has a Dutch-style faįade with a renaissance reed mace, an octagonal roman tower, a two story Byzantine main building, an Arabian style piazza with arches and a chapel with a gothic tower. The castle is being restored in preparation for a grand opening in May 2007 as part of Bolivian Bicentennial celebrations. Because of the restoration work the interior is currently closed, but we were able to tour the exterior and grounds, with Jimmy, our guide. The titles of Prince and Princess were bestowed on the Argandoņas by Pope Leo XIII in recognition of their work to benefit orphans and poor children in Sucre.

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Three towers Garden gazebo Roman tower Ceiba tree in garden
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Chapel spire Unrestored gate Stable window Lois with our guide, Jimmy