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Review of La Glorieta Castle

La Glorieta Castle
Ranked #22 of 65 things to do in Sucre
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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth Checking Out”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

The place is quite something. Looking at the point where Bolivia was when the castle was built, it must have been quite an impressive private residence at the point of time. What's sad was the internal furniture has been looted empty. What a pity.

Walking into the main hall, you could not helped but imagine the parties/dinners it once hosts there. Too bad the owners do not have any children. Thus, the place has gone to the military after many years.

Oh be prepared that there is no taxi to take you back to town. We ended up taking the public bus back into town square.

Visited August 2014
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Kitsch and fun! ”
Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

The castle is not a real castle, but an original Palace, so full of bad taste you could only laugh (or throw up). The visit was pretty enjoyable. Too bad they decided to spoil the surroundings with military barracks and an awfully ugly "convention center". They are slowly restoring the castle to its "old splendor". All furniture, decorations and chandeliers have been miserably pillaged.
The entrance fee for foreigners is a little expensive compared to other monuments.
Missing it wouldn't be a tragedy.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The failed attempt of a 'prince'”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Just a wealthy man who built a house trying to replicate everything he liked but ended up cheesy. I think the story of this "Prince" Francisco Agandoña is more interesting than the building itself. Shouldn't waste time on it, even though it's just a few kilometers away from Sucre downtown.

Visited May 2014
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“don't waste money there”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

You can see the house form outside in 2 minutes, a funny building but nothing else.
It is 15 min from the center by bus number 4, if you have already seen everything in the city.. ok, but not enter!
Once there a rude woman advise you must enter, it costs 20 Bs + 10Bs for right to take photos.
We choose without photos so we lost "only" 20 Bs per person for visiting an empty building, really absolutely empty, no guide, no reception, no informations, no forniture, no expositions, nothing!

To underline how they trik you bolivians (don't mind if they are rich or poor) pay 10 Bs, for foreginers the price is twice it is twice.

Visited January 2014
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Moorea, French Polynesia
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137 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Could do much better”
Reviewed 26 January 2014

It's a curious castle combining different architectural styles and epochs. Unfortunately the interior has been looted in the 1950ies, therefore there is not much to see inside. It's not worth to pay the camera right. If would already help if the gardens were maintained, they have a great potential. At least it's a paradise for lori parrots, you will see hundreds of them. You can go by public bus to the castle.

Visited January 2014
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