Sucre, the first capital of Bolivia, resembles today a quiet provincial capital. Its architectural wealth is unequalled. Here, no skyscrapers disturb the harmony of the stone bleached by the sun, or the skilful terracing of the red roofs and the clear understated silhouettes of the numerous steeples of the city. Sixty-five km from Sucre, the village of Tarabuco was founded to check the forays of the Chiriguanos Indians coming from the south. It is today known for its hand-craft market, one of the most traditional markets of the continent, and for the inhabitants who have kept their dress and the special traits of their ethnicity: fine features and tall stature, intact.