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Cathedral museum of Sacred Art
Where you will find a collection of religious arts divided in four rooms, carved wooden, liturgical ornaments, silver crafts and pinacoteca. The museum this located inside the Cathedral.

Museum Ethnografico El Arenal
Located in the island of the murals. It has a collection of utilitarian craft and decorations of the following ethnic groups: Guarayos, Chiquitanos, Ayoreos, Izoseños, Obstruct-Guarani and of the mestizo culture of the valleys.

Museum of Natural History Noel Kempff Mercado
Clerk of the Autonomous University Gabriel René Moreno. It is a valuable collection of botanical exhibitions, animals, fossils, rocks and minerals. It is also where you can find the fossils of some dinosaurs not far from the city.


Cotoca
Place where the city of Santa Cruz settled after being transferred from Chiquitos, about 20 km from the capital. Here lies the famous sanctuary of the Virgin of Cotoca, patron of Santa Cruz's department. Cotoca is an interesting pottery area that offers rustic ceramic, typical of the region besides a flavorful regional culinary offer.


Laguna Palmira
This lagoon is to 8 km to the south of the city, behind the Oil Refineries of Palmasola. Here the enthusiast cruceños congregates over the weekends to observe the motonáutica careers.


The fort of Samaipata
Is the most important archaeological place in the eastern part of the country and it was named Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity by the UNESCO. There they settled diverse Pre-Columbus cultures to be used as Incan ceremonial places. These ruins present architectural techniques of before Columbus such as the one carved in rock and zoomorphic representations.


The Missions Jesuit
Travel toward the missions of San Javier's and Concepción, the most important of the Bolivian east. Traveling the low lands of the east you will find vast agricultural and cattle areas. Visit the Lagoon Sapocó, and the damn of the same name where you will be able to take a bath in its crystalline waters.


Espejillos
Located approximately 40 km from the city. It is a place of relaxation because of their still and beauty. Fallen of crystalline water 20 meters high, forms staggered waterfalls and they produce wells and eddies.


Porongo
Located only 18km from the city. This picturesque population is on the river Piraí and conserves a small church of the XVIII century, as well as the aspect and the customs that characterized Santa Cruz's city before its explosive growth over the last 40 years.


El Pantanal
Unique destination in the world where it is possible to marvel with the immensity of their forests, swamps and the wealth of their flora and fauna, where they can be carried out in the trips, photographic safaris, flora observation and day or night fauna, walks in boat and to horse, besides sport and handmade fishing.


Lomas de Arena del Palmar
They are big dunes of sand without vegetation. Located some 16 kms to the south of the city of Santa Cruz. To the feet of these hills, they are lagoons of crystalline water where the swimming and the camping sites can be alternated with walks by the extensive sandbanks, or the walk by horse, or simply to observe the pampas birds that inhabit the place.


Amboró National park
Located in the proximities of the populations of Warnes, Montero and Portachuelo going into more the majestic forest of the Bolivian east, you arrive to Buena Vista and later on to the Park Amboró, unique ecological park, with flora and endemic fauna. In the area they can be carried out eco-touristy activities, photographic sessions and camping.


Park Noel Kempff Mercado
You find a rich and extraordinary diversity of flora species and fauna. Dream trip for the eco-tourist that you won't find in any other part. You also find a great variety of inhabitants gathered in a single place: forestry landscapes, plateaus and swamp areas, with waterfalls and virgin forest, rivers and bays where one can observe the fauna of the place.