Destination guide: Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Santa Cruz de la Sierra is a city in eastern Bolivia where you can find beautiful scenery, historical monuments, archaeological sites and a large number of displays of art and culture.

Purchase your tickets to Santa Cruz at LAN.com and visit places as interesting as the Main Square, the Tourist Information Center and the Cathedral, Guarani and Folklore museums.

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  • Santa Cruz - Things to do

    Sights

    Museo de Arte Sagrado

    The Museum of Holy Art, inside the cathedral, displays a collection of religious icons, vestments and medallions. More interesting are the many gold and silver relics from the Jesuit Guarayos missions. Look out for one of the world's smallest books, a thumbnail-sized volume containing the Lord's Prayer in several languages.

     Latitude: -17.7839139500000 / Longitude: -63.1823584200000
    Opening Hours: : Tue & Thu 08:30-12:00 & 02:30-18:00.
    Pricing: full US$0.65.
    Address: Calle Sucre, city center. Extras: Plaza 24 de Septiembre.

    Parque El Arenal

    Relaxing around the lagoon at Parque El Arenal is a favorite local pastime, although not after dark. On an island in the lagoon, a bas-relief mural by renowned Bolivian artist Lorgio Vaca depicts historic and modern-day aspects of Santa Cruz. There's a small folk museum here too.

    Sub-Type: Lake.
    Address: Beni, city center.
    Details: Jaume I

    Plaza 24 de Septiembre

    The city's main plaza serves as a lush tropical space where you'll see locals lounging on benches and strolling, and families bringing their kids to play. Once there were resident jaywalking sloths here, but they were relocated to the zoo in an effort to protect them from increasing traffic hazards in the town center.

    Sub-Type: Square, Plaza.
    Address: Plaza 24 de Septiembre, Town Center.