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Culture of Isla Margarita. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Isla Margarita is sure to interest fans of natural and cultural attractions. You will be able to visit some amazing castles here. They were created in different eras. Castillo de Santa Rosa is one of the most popular fortresses. This symbol of the island is located near the city of La Asuncion. The purpose of the fortress changed many times. It was built at the end of the XVII century. The prison was here for a while. Today, this is one of the mandatory sites for all island visitors.
The island of Margarita is a world-class resort center. It is located near the mainland of Venezuela. More than a hundred exquisite resort hotels are equipped here for holidaymakers. The … Open
San Carlos de Borromeo Fortress is another monument of the XVII century. It is located in the city of Pampatara. It served as a defensive line against sea invaders for many years here. Today it is a tourist attraction. You can see its powerful walls and ancient tools here. You will also enjoy the magnificent view from the fortress walls. You can also make an interesting excursion to Fort de la Galera. This is one of the best places to explore the surrounding area. There are several viewing platforms here. The fort is located in Juan Griego Bay. It was built at the beginning of the XIX century.
If you want to see the island from a height, be sure to go to the Punta Ballena lighthouse. A beautiful view of the island opens here. You can visit the lighthouse for free. You will find magnificent old churches on Margarita. The Basilica of Our Lady of El Valle is especially revered by local fishermen and sailors. It is located in the Valley of the Holy Spirit. This is an amazingly beautiful and picturesque place. This is where many religious holidays are organized. You should also visit Catedral Nuestra Senora in La Asuncion. It is located at Blvd 5 de Julio. This is probably the largest cathedral on the island. Copyright
If you are planning a trip to Margarita with the whole family, you will not be disappointed. Conditions for holiday with children of any age are quite comfortable here. There are several … Open
You should visit the island's museums. The ethnographic museum Museo Pueblos de Margarita is particularly interesting. You can learn more about aboriginal culture and traditions here. It is a small village. Each house is dedicated to a separate island village. You can see national costumes, tools, household items and furniture, dishes, and decorations of the islanders in the exhibition. You will see how the local settlers lived and what they did for centuries. The museum is located near the city of Juan Griego. You can visit the rum factory, which is located right on site.
The Museum of the Sea in Boca de Rio is another museum that definitely deserves attention. Fishing gear and various accessories, maps and ship logs, interesting photos and documents that reflect the history of the maritime trade of Margarita are presented here. You can look at stuffed fish and marine animals of the Caribbean and shells of ancient mollusks.
There are many good restaurants on Margarita. Fish dishes are most often presented in the menu. You can taste both traditional Venezuelan and Japanese dishes. Various seafood forms the basis … Open
The exposition of the Casa de la Cultura Monsenor Nicolas Eugenio Navarro cultural center in La Asuncion is sure to appeal to fans of modern art. You will be able to see statues and busts depicting important figures in the history of the island. In addition to the permanent exhibition of local artists, cultural events, concerts, and theater productions are constantly organized here.
You should definitely visit the natural attractions of the island. There are two national parks on Margarita. Waterland is the most popular. Dolphins are the main entertainment here. This is where the Dolphin Research center of Venezuela is located. You will be offered to swim with them and watch a performance in the park. You can see monkeys, several species of birds, including parrots and hummingbirds, as well as fur seals here.
Isla Margarita is a territory of Venezuela. The main religion is Catholicism here. This has a fairly strong impact on the way of life of the population. Spain has influenced the culture of … Open
Cerro El Copey is another National Park. It is located in a mountainous area. Scenic hiking trails are developed for visitors here. There are viewing platforms here. A great view of the park and the island opens here. There are also comfortable recreation areas and a popular restaurant in the park. You should also visit Laguna de la Restinga Park. This is a unique marine reserve. Dozens of small Islands, a beautiful lagoon, and mangrove forests are part of it. Excursions on boats or motorboats allow you to see not only natural beauty but also numerous birds. Pelicans, herons, parrots, flamingos, and more than 80 species of birds live in the park.
Isla Margarita Horse tours are a very interesting way to explore the island. Several ranches organize them. You can see all the main sights during a long ride. You will also visit a fishing village and see local reptiles and birds. Macanao and Cabatuan are the most famous ranches.
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♥   Catedral Santa Rosa de Lima, Carúpano, 87.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Venezuela

The Cathedral is the hallmark of the city of Merida. It was opened to parishioners in 1958. The opening of the Cathedral was dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the city. The building is shaped like a cross with a large central dome. The city coat of arms is located above the main entrance. The interior of the Cathedral is richly decorated with various stained glass windows, frescoes, and sculptures. There is a 14th-century sculpture of the Virgin Mary among them. It was brought here from Germany. The relics of the Martyr Clement granted back in 1794 by Pope Pius VI, are stored in the Cathedral. It was awarded the status of a Minor Basilica in 1991. A visit to this attraction will not leave indifferent believers and admirers of art and elegant architecture. … Open
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