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in El Tocuyo

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción

This is the town’s most important monument. The church was badly damaged in the 1950 earthquake and was bulldozed. It was later reconstructed and its whitewashed exterior is noted for its unusual bell tower and fine…
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Museo Arqueológico JM Cruxent

This museum has a small collection of pre-Hispanic pottery, photos depicting the damage by the 1950 earthquake, and regional crafts. Note the remains of a 30m-long steam riverboat from around 1850, proving that the …
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Museo Lisandro Alvarado

Named after the locally born politician, doctor and anthropologist, this museum features old maps, documents, paintings and etchings and a variety of historic objects. Look for an amazing old bell from the defunct S…
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Iglesia de Santo Domingo

This is one of the colonial churches that was left in ruins, untouched from the day of the 1950 earthquake.
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Iglesia de Belén

This is one of the colonial churches that was left in ruins, untouched from the day of the 1950 earthquake.
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Convento de San Francisco

This is one of the few buildings that somehow withstood the 1950 earthquake.