El Hatillo, at the north-east of Caracas, is a charming village, which has kept its architectural tradition and customs throughoutthe years. It has been declared "National Monument" thus becoming part of the Country's cultural heritage; a fact that has helped to turn the village into one of the most attractive tourist spots withinthe so called "Gran Caracas".
In "El Hatillo" you can breath fresh air from the mountain and spend a fine day enjoying the wide variety of amusements thevillage offers. Walking on its tiny streets you will admire the small plain butcosy houses so typical of the Venezuelan mountain villages.
Music, which plays an important role in thevillage's life, is at its best during today well known "Festival de Música del Hatillo" (Hatillo MusicFestival), which is customary held once a year. Then, for more than two weeks locals and visitors can enjoy the best nationalas well as international interpreters of a wide range of music going from typical Venezuelan to rock, jazz and camera music.
The village offers a very rich gastronomic variety, from plain but tasty typical food to more sophisticated international cooking to satisfy the most demanding gourmet.
Handcrafts and the local furniture industry have done a lot for the economic development of the village. They both offer good samples of naive art from Caracas Valley.
The Village aerial view
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