Friday, November 19, 2010

VENEZUELA ~Santa Ana de Coro-UNESCO~

YEAAAH!! My first card from Venezuela and above all, its also a UNESCO WHS...The card travelled two months...
I immediately had a look on my world map card to search for it! :D
Venezuela officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a tropical country on the northern coast of South America. It borders Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east, and Brazil to the south.

The city of Santa Ana de Coro was founded in 1527 by Spanish colonists. The name "Coro" is believed to be an indigenous word meaning "wind". Coro is the capital of Falcón State and the oldest city in the west of Venezuela.
Since the 1950s Coro has been conserved as a national monument, and in 1993 Coro and its port were designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. However, in 2005 Coro was inscribed in the List of World Heritage Sites in danger.

With its earthen constructions unique to the Caribbean, Coro is the only surviving example of a rich fusion of local traditions with Spanish Mudéjar and Dutch architectural techniques. One of the first colonial towns and it has some 602 historic buildings.

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