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in Puerto Cabello

Castillo Libertador

North of the old town, and separated from it by the entrance channel to the harbor, is colonial Fortín San Felipe, later renamed Castillo Libertador. It’s a fine-looking fort, though in a state of disrepair. It was …
in Puerto Cabello

Museo de Historia

Built in 1790 as a residence, this decaying building has graceful facades over both the historic streets Calle de los Lanceros and Calle Bolívar; they’re both next to each other and off the plaza. There isn’t much i…
in Puerto Cabello

Teatro Municipal

The colorful Teatro Municipal dates from 1880 and is a replica of one in Havana, Cuba. It’s a beautiful theater with 617 seats, two balconies and a huge 640kg chandelier. Ballerina Ana Pavlova, tango songbird Carlos…
in Puerto Cabello

Fortín Solano

On the 100m-high hill to the south of the city sits this fort built in the 1760s to secure commercial operations. Reputedly the last colonial fort built in Venezuela, it commands excellent views of the city and the …
in Puerto Cabello

Pizzería da Franco

This seafront spot boasts opera on the radio and an Italian owner frantically switching between La Liga and Serie A on the DirecTV. It ain’t Napoli, but the pizzas are decent, made by a 15-year-old venezolano. There…
in Puerto Cabello

Restaurant Los Lanceros

In an old colonial building with a sea view, this upmarket Spanish restaurant has terrace seating along with a small, pleasant, air-con bar area. On the menu are paella, seafood and meat dishes. Go for the catch of …