Barcelona Sights and Landmarks Guide, Venezuela
Planning to visit Venezuela? It is important to point out that Venezuela is not just confined to Caracas or Valencia, there are more beautiful places in the country for you to explore. The hidden beauty of the cities here will leave you surprised. One such city that most of the tourist omit, but it is one of the most stunning places of Venezuela is Barcelona. Barcelona is an old city with ample avenues to explore the rich past of the country. The history of Barcelona dates back to seventeenth century and the town has some of the finest colonial architectural inheritance. From natural attractions to ancient constructions, the city is perfect for a memorable holiday.
Barcelona Sights: Historical Attractions
Barcelona has not lost its glory of the ancient times amidst present contemporary look of the town. The most admired Barcelona sights are the colonial buildings that speak of the eventful history of the town. Plaza Boyasa is an old plaza that was constructed during the foundation of the city. The colonial buildings surrounding the Plaza are also very impressive. Other notable plazas in town are Bolivar and Miranda. The cathedral of Iglesia El Carmen is another notable construction of the past. The cathedral was built around 1778. Although a lot of renovation had to be done in the cathedral due to sever earthquakes hitting the region, the cathedral still boasts the serene beauty of the past.
Museo de Anzoátegui is one of the oldest buildings of Barcelona. This piece of colonial architecture was built in 1671.
The La Casa Fuerte or the House Fort at the Avenida 5 de Julio stands over the remains of old Convento de San Francisco. The fortification was used by the Republicans to protect the region from the Spanish. This National Monument is the symbol of Venezuelan War of Independence. More than 1600 soldiers were killed here by the Royalists forces.
Barcelona Sights: Natural Attractions
The natural exquisiteness of the town will definitely attract you to spend a few more days here. The beautiful beaches, lagoons, rivers and rich flora-fauna of the place will capture your attention. Popular beach arenas around Barcelona are Conoma, Isla de Plata, Arapito, Playa Mansa and Lecherias. These beaches offer crystal clear waters, romantic sunsets and regular beach fun.
Barcelona Sights: Miscellaneous Attractions
The El Morro Tourists Complex that is developed between Barcelona and Puerto La Cruz has an array of canals with ample avenues of accommodation for tourists. It is popular cruising destination and is an adobe to various boatyards and marinas. You can even find great resorts and spas in this area. Nearby is a shopping arena named Centro Comercial Plaza Mayor. This plaza is built in a colonial style and is among popular Barcelona sights for shopping in town.
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