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Altamira of Caceres - Estate of Barinas

Altamira de Cáceres

By the side of the Andean mounts, between Barinas and Merida more precisely 20 minutes away from Barinitas and 50 minutes away from Santo Domingo, there is a small town called Altamira de Cáceres

Montaña de Altamira
The mountain in which Altamira de Caceres is located

Río Santo Domingo
Down, the Santo Domingo River

El río santo Domingo
The Santo Domingo River

The road isn't wide, it has many curves, but the landscape is very beautiful. Don't miss the opportunity to peek and look down to see the Santo Domingo river. 15 Kilometers away from Barinitas is the deviation that leads to Altamira de Caceres. After descending 5 minutes you cross a bridge over the Santo Domingo River. After 5 extra minutes, this time up, you get to 900 meters height where the town is.

La Plaza Bolívar
View of the Plaza Bolivar

Esquina con casa típicas
Square with typical houses

The town counts with a beautiful architecture, and a beautiful square. Sorrounded by some natural attractives that are worth the trip when you are in Merida or Barinas. The most interesting thing is that it keeps the features of a traditional town, and hasn't been affected by excessive tourism.

House of Culture
The House of Culture Alfredo Arverlo Larriva

The town school

Altamira de Caceres is the primordial state of Barinas, it was the first city founded there. It was founded the June 30 of 1577 by Spanish captain Juan Andrés Varela.

Altamira de Caceres Church
Altamira de Caceres Church

Interior of the church altamira de caceres
Interior of the church

Altamira de Caceres counts with a little, simple but nice church. It has also an interesting museum "Don Jose Angel Angarita" in which the antiques of the time are conserved. There you can find the office of "Grados", a centre of Adventure, in which you can make hiking (trekking), bird observation, rafting, cannoning, kayak and other extreme sports.

The Jose Angel Angarita Museum
The Jose Angel Angarita Museum

Grados office
Grados, Centre of adventure

Ver además

Dancers and Páramo la negra - Bailadores founded in 1578 owes its name to a certain kind of movements performed by the Indians in their combats against the Spaniards and which evoked a dance. It is located on one of the most fertile lands of the region where potatoes, beans, mushrooms

Maracay's Zoo - Zoo located in one of the states that is in the center of Veneuela, you can see many animals in a large space.

City of Merida - Founded in 1558, Santiago de Los Caballeros (its original name) is presently a beautiful city surrounded by impressive mountains, with a colonial down town of singular beauty where you can see the Bishop's Palace, the City Hall, The University buildings,

Barinas - El estado Barinas se encuentra situado en la región sudoccidental de Venezuela con la mayor parte de su territorio ubicado en los Llanos y la otra, en los Andes. Son sus límites: Los estados Mérida, Trujillo, Portuguesa y Cojedes por el norte: El estado A

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