San Juan Bautista Cathedral
Carora, which was founded in 1569 by Juan de Tejo, has one of the finest and best preserved colonial districts in Venezuela; paved streets and charming, well kept houses pleasantly remind you the colonial times. The main commercial activity of the region is the livestock farming, mainly for the dairy industry, and also wine production.
San Juan Bautista Church, which was built in 1600, has a sober plain façade. Wooden pillars, crafted iron lamps, and a wooden altar coated with golden paint are the elements of the interior decoration.
Among the interesting places to be visited in Carora are:
The Jose Zubillaga Perera Library also called Casa Lara for being the house of birth of the independence hero Juan Jacinto Lara. Centro de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Centre) and La Capilla del Calvario (The Calvary Chapel) a nice example of colonial baroque architecture.
Fachada del Club Torres
In the colonial zone, there is a place worthwhile visiting: Club Torres, founded in 1898. It is located in a typical colonial house, and has a swimming pool, restaurant and a bar. Although entrance is restricted for members, tourists are usually welcomed.
Patio del Club Torres
Inside yard in a colonial house
Capilla del Calvario. (The Calvary Chapel)
The guided tour to "Bodegas Pomar" (Pomar Wine Cellars), the most important in the country is worthwhile. There you can savour the different wines the house produces.
Checking incoming grapes
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