One of the oldest Venezuelan cities was founded in 1527 by Juan de Ampies. In the old colonial down town you can admire many historically interesting buildings, which made the UNESCO declare the city in 1993 a World Heritage Site.
San Francisco Church
San Clemente cross
Arch at the colonial section entrance
Don Rodrigo de Bastidas.
First Bishop of Coro and Venezuela, 1531
San Clemente church
Among Coro interesting museums it is worthwhile mentioning:
- Museo Diocesano (Diocesan Museum)
- Casa de las Ventanas de Hierro (The House of the Iron Windows)
- Coro Art Museum
- Contemporary Art Museum
- Museo Balcón de Los Arcaya (Arcaya's Balcony Museum).
House of the Iron Windows
Casa de los Senior
Arcaya's balcony museum
Coro Art Museum
A feature that immediately catches the visitors attention is the houses colorful contrast. Deep indigos alongside with intense burgundy and ochre yellows give the town a picturesque tropical gaiety.
You can enjoy Coro simply walking on the paved streets or under exuberant trees on the enchanting promenades.
Paseo Alameda (Alameda promenade)
Coro's cathedral a valuable architectural work from the XVI century is well worth a visit. It was the first cathedral built in the country and the first diocese's see. This town has been since colonial days one the most religious centers in the country.
Inside the cathedral
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Coro's interesting places do not end here. Please join us in a visit to the "Medanos" (dunes), to the botanical garden, the port and the Hueque waterfalls: Coro and its surroundings