Historic Building in Caracas

Asamblea Nacional

As part of his mad dash toward modernization in the 1870s, Guzmán Blanco commissioned an ambitious, neoclassical seat of congress, the National Assembly, to occupy the entire block just southwest of Plaza Bolívar. I…
Architecture in Los Llanos

Basílica Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Coromoto

The most important religious monument is the Basílica Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Coromoto. It was constructed from 1710 to 1742, but the 1782 earthquake almost completely destroyed it. The holy image of the Virgi…
Architecture in Barquisimeto

Catedral de Barquisimeto

This cathedral was constructed in the 1960s. It has a bold, innovative design, noted for its parabolic concrete roof and a centrally located high altar. The cathedral is open only for mass (normally at 6pm weekdays,…