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Carúpano

Statue of Carúpano

In the North of the Sucre State in Venezuela, between the peninsulas of Araya and Paria, is located the city of Carupano.

A city of happy and friendly people, Carupano was very important at the beginning of the century, as the exporting port of coffee and cocoa. Now it is an excellent departing point to visit Araya and Paria.

The colorful carnivals of Carupano, are probably the best in Venezuela.

Something very curious in this city is the House of Cable, where arrived the first submarine cable between Europe and America, joining the French city of Marseille with Carupano, back in the late XIX century. This house is today the headquarter of the Tomas Merle foundation and the Paria Project, two organizations that are trying to improve the region through a model where tourism, industry, nature and people can coexist with harmony.

House of Cable - Outside in Carúpano
House of Cable - Outside

House of Cable - Inside in Carúpano
House of Cable - Inside

It is in Carupano, where Simon Bolivar, the liberator of Venezuela, issued a decree ending slavery in 1814.

One of the most important squares in Carupano is Plaza Colon (Columbus Square). In fact, it is very close from there, in Macuro (Paria) where Christopher Columbus landed in the American continent for the first and only time, during his third trip. (In all the other trips he was only in islands).

Plaza Colon
Plaza Colon

Church of Santa Catalina de Sena in front of plaza Colon
Church of Santa Catalina de Sena in front of plaza Colon

Thanks to all the trees they have, the squares in Carupano are very nice, and are the meeting place of all people in town.

Museum of Carupano
Museum

Plaza Miranda
Plaza Miranda


If you like walking or jogging, you will love this "promenade" by the sea.

''promenade'' by the sea

The church of Santa Rosa de Lima is probably the most beautiful in the city.

Church of Santa Rosa de Lima

 
Historia y Personajes
José Ignacio Cabrujas
Importante intelectual del siglo XX venezolano, destacó como dramaturgo, director de teatro, actor, cronista, guionista de cine y televisión. Es considerado como uno de los renovadores del género de la telenovela en Latinoamérica. Fueron sus padres José R
Cocina
Bolitas de chocolate y almendras
Pasabocas dulces e inolvidables, pequeñas bolitas de chocolate y almendra, elegantes y deliciosas. Se sirven en mesas de dulces, en pequeños capacillos dorados o blancos lucen hermosos.
Geografía y Naturaleza
Estado Aragua
El estado Aragua se encuentra situado en la región centro- norte de Venezuela, siendo sus límites el mar Caribe por el norte; el estado Guárico por el sur; los estados Vargas, Miranda y Guárico por el este y Carabobo y Guárico por el oeste. Su nombre, es
Cultura
Virgen de Betania
No sabemos si este nombre fue puesto en honor a la aldea, situada en la falda oriental del Monte de los Olivos, en un agreste y profundo valle, a 5 Km. de Jerusalén. Su nombre significa 'casa de aflicción' y es célebre porque en la época de Cristo, allí r


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