You're all welcome to "the beloved land of the sun", "La Tierra del sol Amanda", Maracaibo, one of the greatest cities in the country of Venezuela.
Baralt Theater "Teatro Baralt"
Dating from the first half of the 19th century this important theater joined the list of Venezuelan’s National Monuments On November 1981. It is located in the downtown (and heart) of Maracaibo. You can see the plafond in the sealing, a beautiful and colorful art deco from the painter Antonio Angulo.
Convent San Francisco de Asís.
Built in the 1600’s, it’s the oldest temple in the city. It was created by the first friars that arrived in Venezuela.
Baralt Square was inaugurated in 1888. It was the old heart of the city and the cradle of its commerce like the Time Square from New York in these times.
The Center Lia Bermudez
A Museum, Cultural center, and art gallery. It is created in 1886 as a municipal market, and then adapted in 1990 to be a theater. In this museum, you can find a lot of itinerant exhibitions of many regional, national and international artists. it also has a coffee shop and an art gallery.
Created in the 16th century, it is one of the emblems of the city and is linked to its foundation (in this place were located the old traditional houses of the city, that were demolished due to presidential mandate at the 70’s). Nowadays this street at night it becomes the most touristic center in all Maracaibo. The few houses have been remodeled and turned into bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and cultural centers.
Santa Barbara's Church (IGLESIA SANTA BARBARA)
Also named Ecclesiastical Parish of Santa Barbara and Sanctuary of the Immaculate Conception. This chapel dates from the 19th century. On August 2, 1960, it was declared a cultural heritage of the Zulia state.
Basilica of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá or La Chiquinquirá Church
It is a symbol of the Zulian region, its known in Venezuela as La basilica del Rosario de Chiquinquirá (o la Chinita), and originally, it received the name of San Juan de Dios” church, La Basilica as we known was built in the year 1836.
“Square of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá”
The “Plaza de Nuestra Señora Del Rosario de Chiquinquirá”. It is an open sanctuary reminiscent of the Maracaibo's old times. At the center of the square, there’s a statue of the Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá (La Chinita).
In Maracaibo's religious culture the one that's called "La patrona" of the city exists. The patroness. Her name is La Virgen del Rosario de Chiquinquirá (also the name of its church), La Chinita. This virgin appeared at the beginning of the 18th century when washerwoman was doing her daily work and found a wood plank that she keep to use it as a cover for the water she had in her home. At the night the wood started to shine, and there she was: "La Virgen de Chiquinquirá", with the angels side by side and the divine infant in her arms. Since then every November 18, the Zulian people celebrate the miracle. The arrival of the lady of the Zulians.
The great monument of the Virgin of Chiquinquira is located exactly where the washer woman's house was at 1709, at the center of the square.