Panoramic of San Cristobal
San Cristobal the capital of the State of Tachira is located in the western Andes of Venezuela. It is at an altitude of 825 meters above the see level, which gives it a nice weather. Many of the streets have strong slopes. The most elevated part of the city is the East.
Juan Maldonado y Ordonez, foundator
San Cristobal was founded the 31 of march in 1561, by captain Juan Maldonado y Ordoñez, which makes it one of the oldest cities in Venezuela.
San Cristobal is an eminently commercial town, because it is the capital of the state, it has a regional importance, and it is near the border with Colombia, and particularly the city of Cucuta. It has both informal trade (Street sellers in the middle of the city) and formal with big supermarkets and malls (for example the Sambil since the end of 2006).
Street at South of the Plaza Bolivar
Simon Bolivar statue at the Plaza Bolivar
San Cristobal cathedral
SSan Cristobal counts with some beautiful churches. The San Cristobal cathedral has an colonial architecture. It has some nice stained glass, which show the foundation of San Cristobal, Simon Bolivar in San Cristobal in 1813 and the transfer of the painting of Nuestra Señora de la Consolacion.
Foundation of San Cristobal
Bolivar in San Cristobal
Transfer of the painting of Nuestra Señora de la Consolacion
San Jose's church facade
One of the most beautiful churches of the gothic style is the San Jose's church, , which two blocks above the Plaza Bolivar.
San Jose's church interior;
Building of the governorate of Tachira
National building, headquarters of the courts
For being the capital of the State of Tachria, San Cristobal is also an important political and administrative centre. The governorate of the State is there, in front of the Plaza Sucre, and diagonally with the cathedral, the palace of Justice.
The Plaza Sucre
Sucre, the marshal of Ayacucho
San Cristobal is a huge sport centre. It counts with a great tradition in soccer and ciclism. In the east of the city, in Pueblo Nuevo, there are several stadiums where the national sport games took place in 2005. It is also one of the places where he Copa America also took place in 2006.
Stadium of Futsal
Lidotel Hotel Boutique San Cristóbal
Posada Los Laureles
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