Plaza 24 of September
The Plaza 24 of September
is a point of important reference of the city, therefore in it a magnificent Cathedral is found that counts on a museum. Not
less important the House of the Culture (in which exhibitions are carried out or cultural and artistic presentations) and
the Palace Prefectural.
It built by the Mercedario
Fray Diego of Porres in times of the Virrey Spanish Toledo. In 1770, the Bishop Ramón of Grassy reconstructed the Church,
entrusting al older sexton Mr. Antonio of Lombardy, the execution of the works. In the epoch of the Marshal Andrés of Santa
Cruz (1838), the old temple was substituted by a new church of eclectic style, projected by the French architect Felipe Bestres.
It is notable by its vaults of wood and by the pictorial decoration that covers them. In the high altar a part of the silver
original covering is conserved worked of the Jesuitical mission of San Pedro of Moxos. Also four sculptural reliefs are exhibited
that stem from the same mission.
of Sacred Art
The museum of the Cathedral
is of an artistic, historic wealth and really impressive material. Their of silver works they show the quality of the work
of the artisans of the 17th centuries and XVIII. It conserves the oldest Bolivian ecclesiastical jewel donated in custody
to the church in 1603.
Church of San Andrés
It has a structure of wood
of three ships, with eighteen columns on a pedestal of masonry, that is enclosed inside a pitchfork of wood. The structure
advances on the facade, creating a portal decorated with swoop wood pediment, with vegetable baroque themes. The portal recalls
distantly to the Greek temples, with typical pediment decorated with statues.
Church of San Castle
It built on pitchforks of
wood, devastated in the shape of columns azapatadas with capitals of four directions., The temple has three ships in structure
of wood and exterior wingers; the cover is also of wood with scissors of pair and knuckles of shoulder straps. The ceiling
of tiles rests on a framework of wattling. The church was remodeled in the second half of the 19th century by the Argentine
To five blocks of the Plaza
is the Park Sand, where a mural one of the painter is exhibited cruceño Lorgio Cow, that relates moments of the history of
Santa Cruz is characterized
for a various natural wealth and one of the options to visit and to know the species of the zone is the Botanical Garden,
located five kilometers of the city on the road to Cotoca.
The Cabins of the
They are located in the
western sector of the capital, al final of the avenue Rock Crowned, where a beautiful landscape can enjoy itself. In the cabins
typical dishes are offered cruceños and delicious bites. The river Piraí is for the cruceños a place preferred in the warm
days of summer, whose temperature arrives many times to 40º C.
A place that should be visited
in Santa Cruz is the Zoological Policeman, one of the most complete of this part of the continent , with a variety of typical
fauna of the region.
Travelling by the old road that carries to Cochabamba, nine kilometers
of the city, the ruins of a magnificent fortress are found, called the Fort of Samaipata. The Center of Anthropological and
Archaeological Investigations Samaipata preserve a series of vessels and dishes with designs antropomorfos that date from
the year 200 AC; this center provides information on what was this sacred structure preincaica. The Fort contemplates a complex
system of channels, basins and sculptures of high relief carved in a single block of stone. They exist proof that this was
a fort of the Kollasuyo. It is recommended to visit first the museum to have an idea more approximate than signifies this
They were recognized by
the UNESCO “Patrimonio Cultural of the Humanity” six magnificent churches: San Javier, Conception, San Rafael,
Holy Ana, San Miguel and San José of small Children , same that give rise to an extraordinary walk that maintains I live the
bequest of the Jesuitical Missions established in the region this of Santa Cruz. Around the 17th century, they arrived at
this Jesuits priests rain forest, for the purpose of evangelizing to the native towns that inhabited the zone. Beautiful churches
built in base to structures of wood, they are today the setting of extraordinary concerts of baroque and Renaissance music
that are carried out in the framework of the Festival of Music established the year 1996, like an effort by preserving and
to diffuse the musical heritage of the Jesuitical Missions of small Children and Moxos.
Park Noel Kempff - Bolivian Marshland
park forms part of the Bolivian Marshland and is situated al northeastern of the Department of Santa Cruz, on the frontier
limit with Brazil. It has a surface of 706.000 hectares and protects to a great biological diversity in its different ecosystems.
Treats certainly of the point of convergence of the influences of the north Amazon region, of those of the Southern tropical
dry forest, of those of the closed Brazilian of the east and of those of the forest chiquitano of the West. Besides, the area
forms part of the Crystalline Complex Chiquitano, that corresponds to the extension of the brazilian Shield.
Nationalpark and Kaa-Lya Integrated Management Area of the Great Chaco
Unique area that preserves The Chaco
It located in the south region of the Department
of Santa Cruz and with a surface of 3.441.115 hectares (34.411 Km2), This is the only area protected destined to
the preservation of the Chaco South American. The Park National Kaa-Iya includes most of the own ecosystems of this region.
Nationalpark and Area of Management Integrated Amboró
This park is not more than the shelter of a
great variety of ecosystems. It is found located al western of the Department of Santa Cruz and has a surface of 637.600 hectares.
It presents a mountainous geography with valleys and deep tubes. The river bed of the rivers forms torrents and falls of water.
Nationalpark and Area of Management Integrated Otuquis
This park is constituted in the significant
and vastest wetland of the world. Al extreme southeast of the Department is found the Park "Otuquis", that al belongs ecosystem
of the Great Complex Marshland that abuts with Brazil and Paraguay. The Bolivian zone is without doubt the best conserved.
Regionalpark Hills of Sand
Is a matter of a reserve botany, zoological and archaeological. Al southeast
of the Department is found, 17 kilometers of the city. It possesses an approximate extension
of 14.000 hectares. They emphasize the formations of the quaternary, composed one by residual and alluvial deposits that form
dunes caused by the erosion that is produced on the sediments of sandstone. The zone counts on reserves botany, zoological
and archaeological and permits al Department to face the Aeolian erosion, the risk that causes the change of the climate and
the constant threats that represents for the Park the growing urban pressure.
I laugh White and Black
This attraction is found al northwest of the Department. The area is dominated by the basins of the Black and White
rivers. The units of present vegetation in the area are the forest semi-deciduo, sub-humid forest in low lands, wetlands Mary
magdalene and savannahs of the Closed.
It situated al Southeastern of Bolivia, the largest freshwater swamp of the world,
covers the republics of Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia , covering a total extension of 165.000 km2. Its height average
is of 350 m. s. n. m. and its various temperature of 12 º C to 24º C with at times significant seasonal changes. The Bolivian
Marshland is initiated in Port Suarez and extends to Port Busch, in the Department of Santa Cruz. Is an extensive plain, smooth
in the upper part of the river Paraguay. The hydrologic, geological conditions and geomorfológicas of the place they have
contributed to conform a singular ecosystem with areas permanently flooded, other partly flooded, higher areas of woodland
and tropical trees that normally themselves are not flooded. The Bolivian Marshland is a place of concentration and conservation
of the most genuine corners and savages of the region. It is a capable ecosystem to protect a large quantity of species of
flora and fauna, in a landscape of spectacular scenic beauty. The visitors that love the nature will be able to find in this
region one of the hábitats more important of flora and fauna of South America, recognized particularly by their enormous quantity
and diversity of birds, reptilian, mammalian, and aquatic animals. Among the mammals they are notable species as the gigantic
otter of river, the jaguar, the deer of marsh , the common tapir, the anteater, the tupi, the paco, etc. The place has registered
700 species of birds and is a point of rest for species of migratory birds that come from the north hemisphere and other regions
of South America. The Bolivian Marshland has the largest concentration of wading birds never views in the new world, possesses
near 6.000 types of herons and storks. Inside the zone is one of the most important freshwater fisheries of the world. It
has registered 405 species of fish, some of the most notable are the piranha, the pacú, the surubí, the barbado and the golden
one. The fishing in rivers of crystalline water is an option for the recreation of the visitors. The Bolivian Marshland is
also reservoir of a large quantity of reptiles, especially caymans and snakes as the anaconda. The butterflies and insects
of all the types are very common in the place. Many new species still are being studied.