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  • Iglesia de San Clemente, Coro
    Iglesia de San Clemente, Coro
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  • Balcón de Bolívar, the art museum
    Balcón de Bolívar, the art museum
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    Iglesia de San Clemente

    by MalenaN Written Feb 22, 2008

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    Iglesia de San Clemente, Coro

    The Church of San Clement is one of only three old churches in Venezuela that is built in a Latin cross-plan. Already in 1538 there was a church standing at this site which was dedicated to San Clement. The church standing here today is from the 18th century. Inside there is an anchor hanging from the ceiling, because San Clement was drowned with an anchor tied to him.
    In the square outside the church there is a small pavilion with a wooden cross. This cross is the Cruz de San Clemente and it is said that this cross was used in the first mass held in Coro.
    The church was open many times when I passed.

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    Museo de Arte Alberto Henríquez (UNEFM)

    by MalenaN Written Oct 6, 2007

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    In another colonial house, very near Coro Art Museum is another museum, Museo de Arte Alberto Enrique (UNEFM), with temporary exhibitions of modern art.
    In the back of the house you can see the first synagogue in Venezuela. It was founded in 1853, but the furniture is not original but they are all replicas.
    Admission is free.
    The museum is open between 9 - 12 and 15 - 18 on Tue - Sat, and between 9 - 12 on Sundays.

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    Museo de Arte de Coro

    by MalenaN Written Oct 6, 2007

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    Balc��n de Bol��var, the art museum
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    Museo de Arte de Coro is situated in a yellow, two story colonial mansion from the 18th century. The house is called Balcón de Bolivar (Simón Bolívar) stayed in this house on the 23rd of December 1826).
    The Museum is a branch of the Caracas Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. It has been here since 1988 and it has good temporary exhibitions. When I visited I was the only visitor.
    Admission is free.
    The museum is open between 9 - 12.30 and 15 - 19.30 on Tue - Sat, and between 9 - 16 on Sundays.

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    Museo Diocesano Lucas Guillermo Castillo

    by MalenaN Written Sep 15, 2007

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    Next to Iglesia de San Francisco, in an old monastery from the 17th century, is the Museo Dioesano Lucas Guillermo Castillo. It is a museum with a big collection of religious art, madonnas carved in wood , paintings and silver and gold objects. The guided tour is in Spanish and it takes almost an hour. The museum is good and worth a visit.
    Entrance fee is 3000 Bs (July 2007).
    The museum is closed on Mondays.
    It is open Tue - Sat 9 - 12, 15 - 18 and Sun 9 - 14.

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    The Cathedral

    by MalenaN Written Sep 15, 2007

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    The Cathedral, Coro
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    The cathedral is situated by Plaza Bolivar and is one of the oldest churches in America still standing. The construction of the cathedral begun in 1583, but it was not finished until 50 years later.
    The cathedral is painted in white on the outside and also the inside. It is beautiful and simple. The ceiling is made of wood and there are three retables in baroque style in the front.

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    Parque National Médanos de Coro

    by MalenaN Written Sep 14, 2007

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    Parque National M��danos de Coro
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    Los Médanos is a national park with sand dunes northeast of Coro. They are covering an area of 80 sq km and you can be here seeing nothing but than sand. Some of the dunes are 30 metres and you can get the impression you are in the middle of a big desert. During the day it is very, very hot, so it is better to visit in late afternoon. I did, and to go here I took a taxi from the city centre for 5000 Bs. I visited a Saturday and there were quite a lot of people visiting, but most of them stayed near the entrance. At the entrance there are some restaurants and snack stalls.

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    Casa de las Ventanas de Hierro

    by MalenaN Updated Sep 14, 2007

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    Casa de las Ventanas de Hierro, Coro
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    This house was built in 1764 by Don José Garcés de la Colina, and at that time the iron bars across the windows were brought from Sevilla in Spain. The plastered white and yellow doorway is 8m high and is in contrast with the pink/red walls. In the private collection there are furniture and other historical objects displayed.
    I was shown around by a man who only spoke Spanish, which I don’t do very well.
    Entrance fee was 2500 Bs (July 2007).
    The museum is closed on Mondays.
    It is open Tue - Sat 9 - 12, 15 - 18,
    and Sun 9 - 14.

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    Museo de Ceramíca

    by MalenaN Written Sep 10, 2007

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    Museo de Ceram��ca in Coro
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    The museum of ceramics is housed in a very nice house. It is a white house with blue balconies and tilled roof built in the 18th century. The house is called Casa de los Arcaya. So if you are not interested in pottery you can visit just to see the house.
    There is both antique pottery and pottery from many different countries. There is a lot of written information but only in Spanish. In the courtyard there are some big cacti.
    The museum is closed on Mondays. It is open Tue - Sat 9 - 12, 15 - 18 and Sun 9 - 13.
    There is no entrance fee. As I left I signed in a book and got some small fruits from the nice staff.

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    Cataratas de Hueque

    by Luchonda Written Jan 8, 2005

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    The popular Cataratas

    A few km south of Coro you will find the National Park "Sierra de San Louis". It is covered with exuberant vegetation and mountains filled with attractive caves, rivers and waterfalls.
    The cataratas de Hueque is a very popular destination but uncomparable with the Iguazu falls in Brasil, but oké, every place on earth his own charmes

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    Iglesia de San Clemente

    by call_me_rhia Updated Sep 7, 2004

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    Iglesia de San Clemente

    The church of Saint Clemente is a small but spectacular church in colonial style. Its origin is too (1538) - at that time a church with a roof made of hay stood there. The present building - like many others in Coro - was built by Juan de Ampíes - the man who founded the city of Santa Ana De Coro. Another interesting fct about this church is its shape: like a cross... it might not seem peculiar - but it's one of the few like this in Venezuela.

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    Casa del Tesoro

    by call_me_rhia Updated Sep 4, 2004

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    entrance to Casa del Tesoro

    The Casa del Tesoro is in English the House of the Treasure - and in reality it's now an art museum. It was built in 1770 by Andrés Talavera who, the legend says, decided to "wall" his money and fortune. After his death many have tried to find this treasure, but it has never been found... it's as if it has disappeared (or never existed).

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    Paseo Alameda

    by call_me_rhia Updated Sep 4, 2004

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    Paseo Alameda

    The Paseo Alameda is the Alameda promenade. It starts from Plaza Bolivar, crosses another square lined with restaurants, bars and benches, and ten continues - in a colourful way - along a street which is basically a row of colonial houses.

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    La Catedral de Coro

    by call_me_rhia Updated Sep 2, 2004

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    La Catedral de Coro

    La Catedral de Coro is the town's cathedral - or else its most important religious building; it's also not listed in the Unesco World Heritage Buildings because of its several changes in the exterior.
    The beginning of its construction saw the light in 1583 - exactly 53 years after the Pope Clemente VII created the Diocesis of Coro - which accidentally also happened to be the first diocesis in South America.

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    Plaza Don Juan de Ampies

    by call_me_rhia Updated Sep 2, 2004

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    Plaza Don Juan de Ampies

    Plaza Don Juan de Ampies is another little square in the old colonial centre of Coro. The square is not remarkable, but the man in the monument is: Don Juan de Ampies is the man who founded the town of Santa Ana de Coro back on 26 July 1527.

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    Plaza Bolivar

    by call_me_rhia Updated Sep 2, 2004

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    Plaza Bolivar

    Plaza Bolivar is possibly the architectural centre of Coro. Like all Plaza Bolivar in Venezuela there's a statue dedicated to him (el Libertador) and the Cathedral. This square is very nicely located and has plenty of benches in the shade: it's a great place to view the cathedral, and an even better place to sit down and rest a little.

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