Coro attractions

National Park in Coro

Parque Nacional Médanos de Coro

Mesmerizing zebra stripes of sand shimmer in the breeze at the Parque Nacional Médanos de Coro, a spectacular desert landscape with sand dunes of 30m in height. Late afternoon is the best time to visit, when the sun…
Museum in Coro

Museo Diocesano Lucas Guillermo Castillo

For an insight into the colonial past, go to the Museo Diocesano Lucas Guillermo Castillo which is named after a local bishop. Accommodated in 15 rooms of a 17th-century Franciscan convent, the museum boasts an exte…
Christian Site in Coro

Cruz de San Clemente

In the barred pavilion on the plaza between the two churches, Iglesia de San Francisco and Iglesia de San Clemente, is the Cruz de San Clemente. This is said to be the cross used in the first mass celebrated after t…
Museum in Coro

Museo de Arte Alberto Henríquez

Situated diagonally opposite the Museo de Arte de Coro, in a great historic mansion, the Museo de Arte Alberto Henríquez has modern art – shows change regularly but are always worth a visit. At the back of the mansi…
Christian Site in Coro

Catedral

The massive, fortress-like Catedral was begun in the 1580s and finished half a century later, making it the oldest surviving church in Venezuela. There are no remainders of its early history inside, but the 1790 bar…
Church in Coro

Iglesia de San Francisco

Two blocks north of the Catedral is the 18th-century Iglesia de San Francisco. The cupola of the 1760s Capilla del Santísimo Sacramento, at the top of the right aisle, is a very fine piece of Mudejar art, showing th…
Architectural in Coro

Casa de las Ventanas de Hierro

The Casa de las Ventanas de Hierro is noted for a splendid 8m-high plaster doorway and the wrought-iron grilles (brought from Seville, Spain, in 1764) across the windows. It now shelters a private collection of hist…
Beach in Coro

La Vela de Coro

This colonial port town to the northeast has a sandy beach punctuated by orange rock columns and a view of a half-sunk shipwreck. It's easy to reach by public transit – por puestos (US$0.10, 20 minutes) leave from t…
Church in Coro

Iglesia de San Clemente

This 18th-century church is just a stone’s throw to the west of San Francisco. Note the anchor hanging from the middle of the ceiling, which commemorates St Clement’s martyrdom (he was drowned after being weighed do…
Museum in Coro

Museo de Arte de Coro

The Museo de Arte de Coro, in a beautiful 18th-century mansion, is a branch of the Caracas Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. It features thought-provoking and well-presented temporary exhibitions.