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Maturín

Maturin can be considered the oil capital from eastern Venezuela. With the discovery of the Furrial deposit, in the north of the State of Monagas, in the 80’s. The oil impulse in Maturin has been amazing. This can be noticed when you arrive to the airport, decorated with a balancin.

Balancin at the Maturin airport
Balancin at the airport

Pdvsa Office
Pdvsa Office

The center of Maturin is worthwhile to visit, particularly the Bolivar Square where there are many trees that give the place a fresh sensation. The Government’s Palace, the main office of the Government of Monagas is in one of the sides of the Bolivar Square. On the other side, we find the San Simon Church, a colonial construction of the XVIII century, and the most important church until the building of the cathedral.

Government’s Palace
Government’s Palace

San Simon Church
San Simon Church

Maturin Municipality
Maturin Municipality

Interior of the San Simon church
Interior of the San Simon church

La Catedral Nuestra señora del Carmen

Inaugurated in 1981, the Cathedral of “Nuestra Senora del Carmen” is considered one of the most modern cathedrals in Latin America. It has very beautiful windows that decorate its interior.


La Catedral Nuestra señora del Carmen

La Catedral Nuestra señora del Carmen

In the square of “ Juana La Avanzadora”, there’s a statue in commemoration to Juana Ramirez, a heroine from Monagas that defended the city during the Independence War..

Estatua de Juana Ramírez de Maturín

From the parks of Maturin, the Municipal Park La Guaricha stands out among the other parks. This park is located at the end of the Bolivar Avenue. It has an artificial lagoon, a little train that crosses the park, a lot of free space and a small zoo.

Artificial Lagoon
Artificial Lagoon

Maturín Zoo
Maturín Zoo

Sports complex

The multi sports complex was inaugurated in 1982. It has a gym, pools, athletics field, and the football fields that we see in this photo.


Maturin counts with several shopping centers, like the Monagas Plazas and the Petro Oriente.

Monagas Plaza
Monagas Plaza

Petro Oriente
Petro Oriente

Carnivals in Maturín

Carnivals in Maturín

The Maturin Carnivals are acquiring more fame every year. The Regional Government, the Municipality from Maturin and an important group of companies and personalities are making their best effort to make the carnivals a greater event each year. Click here or over the photo to see some scenes of the 2002 Maturin Carnival.


Nearby

Maturin is the most popular starting point to visit the Guacharo Caves (Soon in Venezuelatuya) and also to go to the Orinoco Delta. It’s 45 minutes south from Maturin in San Jose de Buja, where you take the boats that translate you to one of the tourist destines we promote, the Boca de Tigre Camp.

On the way to Boca de Tigre
On the way to Boca de Tigre


Hotels

Stauffer Maturín

Stauffer Maturín

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Historia y Personajes
José María Benítez
Médico y botánico aragüeño, que como sanitarista promovió métodos para evitar y combatir las epidemias de cólera. Fueron sus padres Francisco Javier Benítez y Rosa María de León. Cursó sus estudios primarios en la escuela parroquial de su pueblo natal (1797-1802).
Cocina
Biscuit de Avena
Pequeños ponquecitos a base de avena y almendras, dulces y suaves ideales para mesas dulces y para presentar con café ó como merienda. Yo compré unas bandejas de mini ponquecitos donde coloco una bolita de la masa que detallo, y al salir del horno tengo unos diminutos ponques, que son una belleza, chiquiticos para comer de un solo bocado.
Geografía y Naturaleza
El zorro común
Entre los carnívoros venezolanos, el zorro común es uno de los más conocidos. Su cuerpo mide unos setenta centímetros de largo, y su cola otros treinta. El peso de un adulto alcanza seis kilos. Su pelaje va del gris claro al oscuro, pasando por tonalidade
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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