29 Sights in Cercado, Bolivia (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Cercado, Bolivia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 29 sights are available in Cercado, Bolivia.List of cities in Bolivia Sightseeing Tours in Cercado
1. Monumento de las Heroínas de la Coronilla
The Heroines of the Crown were a group of women who fought during the War of Independence of Upper Peru, on May 27, 1812, in the city of Cochabamba facing the royalist general José Manuel de Goyeneche (1760-1814) who attacked the city after winning the Battle of Pocona. The women of the city led by Manuela Gandarillas, seeing themselves without the patriot army, organize and decide to resist the Spaniards. They entrenched themselves at the top of the hill of San Sebastian, in the place known as La Coronilla, about 1400 m from the center of Cochabamba where the royalist soldiers defeated them.
2. San Antonio de Padua
Anthony of Padua, OFM or Anthony of Lisbon was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. He was born and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon, Portugal, and died in Padua, Italy. Noted by his contemporaries for his powerful preaching, expert knowledge of scripture, and undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick, he was one of the most quickly canonized saints in church history, being canonized less than a year after his death. He was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius XII on 16 January 1946.
3. San Juan Bosco
John Melchior Bosco, SDB, popularly known as Don Bosco [ˈdɔm ˈbɔsko, bo-], was an Italian Catholic priest, educator, writer and saint of the 19th century. While working in Turin, where the population suffered many of the ill-effects of industrialization and urbanization, he dedicated his life to the betterment and education of street children, juvenile delinquents, and other disadvantaged youth. He developed teaching methods based on love rather than punishment, a method that became known as the Salesian Preventive System.
4. General Carlos Quintanilla Quiroga
Carlos Quintanilla Quiroga was a Bolivian general who served as the 37th president of Bolivia on a provisional basis from 1939 to 1940. Quintanilla saw action in the initial stages of the Chaco War (1932–1935) and managed to ascend the echelon of the Bolivian armed forces until he became commander of the army during the administration of Germán Busch. When President Busch committed suicide on 23 August 1939, Quintanilla declared himself Provisional President of the Republic.
5. General José de San Martín
José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras, known simply as José de San Martín or the Liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru, was an Argentine general and the primary leader of the southern and central parts of South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire who served as the Protector of Peru. Born in Yapeyú, Corrientes, in modern-day Argentina, he left the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata at the early age of seven to study in Málaga, Spain.
6. Gran Almirante Miguel Grau Seminario
Miguel María Grau Seminario was the most renowned Peruvian naval officer and hero of the naval battle of Angamos during the War of the Pacific (1879–1884). He was known as el Caballero de los Mares for his kind and chivalrous treatment of defeated enemies and is esteemed by both Peruvians and Chileans. He is an iconic figure for the Peruvian Navy, and one of the most famous merchant marine and naval military leaders of the Americas.
7. El Cóndor
The Andean condor is a giant South American Cathartid vulture and is the only member of the genus Vultur. Found in the Andes mountains and adjacent Pacific coasts of western South America, the Andean condor is the largest flying bird in the world by combined measurement of weight and wingspan. It has a maximum wingspan of 3.3 m and weight of 15 kg (33 lb). It is generally considered as the largest bird of prey in the world.
8. Juan José Torres
Juan José Torres González was a Bolivian socialist politician and military leader who served as the 50th president of Bolivia from 1970 to 1971, when he was ousted in a US-supported coup that resulted in the dictatorship of Hugo Banzer. He was popularly known as "J. J. " (Jota-Jota). Juan José Torres was murdered in 1976 in Buenos Aires, in the frame of the United States-backed campaign Operation Condor.
9. Andrés de Santa Cruz y Calahumana
Andrés de Santa Cruz y Calahumana was a Bolivian general and politician who served as interim president of Peru in 1827, the interim president of Peru from 1836 to 1838 and the sixth president of Bolivia from 1829 to 1839. He also served as Supreme Protector of the short-lived Peru-Bolivian Confederation from 1836 to 1839, a political entity created mainly by his personal endeavors.
totuma, tutuma, tapara, "mate" huacal, or morro is a plant-derived container that is the fruit of the totumo tree or taparo, and native peoples are commonly used as cooking tools throughout Central America, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Venezuela, and Panama. Used for holding liquids and solids, drinking water and other applications. The word totuma comes from chaima.
11. General Esteban Mariano Arze Alba y Uriona
esteban mariano arze alba y uriona was a warlord in today's Bolivian region who fought for American independence on behalf of the good junta and auxiliary forces. The Liberator and commander of the cochabamba forces, the victor of the Battle of Aroma, did not become one of the main leaders of the Northern Liberation Movement in the United Galactic Province until 1814.
12. San Francisco de Asís
Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, OFM, better known as Francis of Assisi, was an Italian Catholic friar who founded the Franciscans and is one of the most venerated figures in Christianity. He was inspired to lead a life in mysticism, poverty and itinerant preaching. Pope Gregory IX canonized him on 16 July 1228. He is usually depicted in a robe with a rope as a belt.
13. Franz Tamayo
Franz Tamayo Solares was a Bolivian intellectual, writer, and politician. The Franz Tamayo Province is named after him. He was renowned for his oratory. A prominent Bolivian poet and philosopher, he wrote a number of educational treatises and also practiced law, journalism, and diplomacy. Tamayo was of Mestizo background; he had both Aymara and Spanish ancestry.
14. Juan Francisco del Rivero Muguertegui
Francisco del Rivero was a soldier and politician from Rio de la Plata who starred in the first revolution of Cochabamba in September 1810 and in the first struggles of the territory as a postulate to the ranks of the Government Junta of the Río de la Plata, and who later adhered again to the royalist ranks, obedient to the Regency Council of Spain.
15. General René Barrientos Ortuño
René Barrientos Ortuño was a Bolivian military officer and politician who served as the 47th president of Bolivia twice nonconsecutively from 1964 to 1966 and from 1966 to 1969. During much of his first term, he shared power as co-president with Alfredo Ovando from 1965 to 1966 and prior to that served as the 30th vice president of Bolivia in 1964.
16. Tanque Vickers - Armstrong Type B
The Vickers 6-ton tank or Vickers Mark E, also known as the "Six-tonner" was a British light tank designed as a private project at Vickers. It was not adopted by the British Army, but was picked up by many foreign armed forces. It was licensed by the Soviet Union as the T-26. It was also the direct predecessor of the Polish 7TP tank.
17. Simón Bolivar
Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios was a Venezuelan military and political leader who led what are currently the countries of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and Bolivia to independence from the Spanish Empire. He is known colloquially as El Libertador, or the Liberator of America.
18. Apóstol San Pablo
Paul, commonly known as Paul the Apostle and Saint Paul, was a Christian apostle who spread the teachings of Jesus in the first-century world. Generally regarded as one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age, he founded several Christian communities in Asia Minor and Europe from the mid-40s to the mid-50s AD.
19. Adela Zamudio
Paz Juana Plácida Adela Rafaela Zamudio Rivero, or more popularly known as Adela Zamudio (1854–1928) was a Bolivian poet, feminist, and educator. She is considered the most famous Bolivian poet, and is credited as founding the country's feminist movement. In her writing, she also used the pen-name Soledad.
20. Cristo de la Concordia
Cristo de la Concordia is a statue of Jesus Christ located atop San Pedro Hill, to the east of Cochabamba, Bolivia. It is accessible by cable car, or by climbing 2,000 steps. The statue is 34.20 metres (112.2 ft) tall, on a pedestal of 6.24 metres (20.5 ft), for a total height of 40.44 metres (132.7 ft).
21. Carruaje Mylord
Mylord is a type of horse drawn coach. Originally of French design, they became popular during the 1830s in Central Europe, especially in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, as well as in Austria. Originally they were called cabriolet or cab phaeton, however later the address to an English noblemen came to use.
22. Virrey Francisco Álvarez de Toledo
Francisco Álvarez de Toledo, also known as The Viceroyal Solon, was an aristocrat and soldier of the Kingdom of Spain and the fifth Viceroy of Peru. Often regarded as the "best of Peru's viceroys", he is as often denounced for the negative impact his administration had on the Indigenous peoples of Peru.
23. Plaza 14 de Septiembre
Plaza 14 de Septiembre is a square located in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia. It corresponds to the typology of main square or arms, urban spaces characteristic of the Spanish-American layouts, it is flanked by the buildings that represented the state and religious power in the city.
24. Juan Bautista de La Salle
Jean-Baptiste de La Salle was a French priest, educational reformer, and founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. He is a saint of the Catholic Church and the patron saint for teachers of youth. He is referred to both as La Salle and as De La Salle.
25. Mariscal Antonio José de Sucre
Antonio José de Sucre y Alcalá, known as the "Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho", was a Venezuelan independence leader who served as the president of Peru and as the second president of Bolivia. Sucre was one of Simón Bolívar's closest friends, generals and statesmen.
26. Jardín Botánico Martín Cárdenas
Mart í n Cardenas Botanical Garden, a botanical garden in the city of Cochabamba, is a member of the Association of Botanical Gardens in Latin America and the Caribbean and has submitted papers for the International Conservation Agenda of Botanical Gardens.
27. Eduardo Abaroa Hidalgo
Eduardo Abaroa Hidalgo was Bolivia's foremost hero of the War of the Pacific (1879–1883), which pitted Chile against Bolivia and Peru. He was one of the leaders of the civilian resistance to the Chilean invasion at the Battle of Topáter.
28. Doctor Martín Cárdenas
Martín Cárdenas Hermosa was a Bolivian botanist. Cárdenas is considered one of the most important botanists in Bolivia's history. He is responsible for recording some 6,500 species of plants in his native country.
29. Monumento Histórico a Alejo Calatayud
Alejo Calatayud was a Mestizo silversmith from Oropesa, Cochabamba province in present-day Bolivia. In 1730 Calatayud led a violent rebellion, and became a local hero amongst the plebeian masses of the province.
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