Guías de Viaje
Entrada castillo de San Antonio
Estatua a la entrada de Cumaná
Castillo de San Antonio
Iglesia de Santa Inés y vista a la ciudad
La playa de Cumaná
Campo de golf en el hotel Venetur Cumaná
Anochecer en Cumaná

Cumana

Statue at the city entrance in Cumana
Statue at the city entrance

View of the cathedral and city in Cumana
View of the cathedral and city

Cumana has the honor of being the first city in the American continent founded by the Spanish, back in 1521, under the comand of Gonzalo de Ocampo. Its name, in the language of the Cumanagoto native tribe, means the union between the see and the river.

Even if the city was founded officially in 1521, since 1515 the Franciscan missionaries were present since 1521.

Monument to the Indian and missionary in Cumana
Monument to the Indian and missionary

Monument in Cumana

Cumana is located at the end of the river Manzanares. It is a flat city, dominated by a hill with a castle, where you have a beautiful view of the whole city and the gulf of Cariaco, that separates the peninsula of Araya from the rest of the country.

Statue of Sucre, one of Venezuela's major hero in Cumana
Statue of Sucre, one of Venezuela's major hero

Park by the river Manzanares in Cumana
Park by the river Manzanares

Cumana is where one of the most important Venezuelans, Antonio Jose de Sucre, was born. Sucre won the battle of Ayacucho, which consolidated the independence of the South America from Spain. Sucre was also the first president of Bolivia.

Museum Antonio José de Sucre

The museum in Cumana
The museum

Internal patio of the museum in Cumana
Internal patio

In this museum, you can appreciate many paintings and objects of the 19th century, that will remind this great independence hero.

Peace signature after Ayacucho in Cumana
Peace signature after Ayacucho

A museum guide
A museum guide

Cumana's Churches

Santa Inés
Santa Inés

Santa Ines front in Cumana
Santa Ines front

One of the most beautiful churches in Cumana, is Santa Ines, just below the hill where the castle is located. By its side you find the remaining parts of a house destroyed by an earthquake in 1929. Another important church is the cathedral, located downtown, by the Bolivar Square.

Old house in Cumana
Old house

Cathedral in Cumana
Cathedral

Castle

One of Cumana's most important attraction is, with no doubt, the castle from where you can see the whole city and the gulf of Cariaco. Today the castle is far from the sea, which doesn't seem very logical, given that castles were built to protect the city from enemy ships. The explanation is that the sea has retreated, and what is today the newest part of the city, used to be under the sea, in the past centuries.

Cumana castle

Cumana castle

More pictures of the castle

Historia y Personajes
Justo Briceño
Militar de la independencia de dilatada actividad castrense y política hasta mediados del siglo XIX. Su nombre completo era José Justo María Briceño Otálora. Fueron sus padres Eugenio Briceño y de Peralta y María Teresa Otálora Uzcátegui. La vida de Brice
Cocina
Piña con Camarones
En estas tierras caribeñas tenemos a nuestra disposición maravillosos ingredientes que nos permiten hacer platos creativos y deliciosos.
Geografía y Naturaleza
Lara
El estado Lara está situado al occidente de Venezuela, siendo sus límites: Al norte con es estado Falcón, al sur con los estados Trujillo y Portuguesa; al este con Yaracuy y Portuguesa y al oeste con el estado Zulia. Su nombre le fue dado en conmemoración
Cultura
Las Maras de Atamo
En la isla de Margarita casi todos los pueblos tienen una artesanía peculiar que los identifica. En Atamo y la Sabana de Guacuco, dos perqueños caseríos cercanos a La Asunción se elaboran desde tiempos remotos 'las maras' y 'cestas' más famosas de la isla


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