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Heritage of Venezuela

The rich cultural heritage of every nation lays the foundation stone for the social enhancement of the country. The rich heritage of Venezuela bears testimony to the political, social and economic empowerment of the country achieved over the last few decades. There are different world famous heritage sites in Venezuela classified on the basis of their uniqueness and vivid historical importance. Here's providing you some information on the varied aspects of heritage of Venezuela.

  Canaima National Park---- Regarded as one of the largest national parks of Venezuela, it is located in the state of Bolivar and was founded on 12 th June 1962. This national park covers an area of 30,000km in the south eastern part of Venezuela whilst sharing border with Guyana and Brazil. Some of the major attractions of Canaima National Park are Tepuis situated in the Monte Roraima, which is regarded the tallest table top mountain and the Angel Falls, one of the highest waterfalls of the world. The Tepuis is made of sandstone and built during the primitive years as according to the historical evidences. One of the prominent features of the national park is the presence of Pemon Indians, who are believed to be a part of the Carib linguistic group, and are considerably divided into three groups depending on their distinctive features.

  Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas---- Declared as the world heritage site by UNESCO in 2000, the site is officially known as the University City of Caracas and is situated in the main Campus of the Central University of Venezuela. Its unmatched architectural designs and buildings scattered over a vast area contribute to its growing popularity as one of the best university campuses of the world recognized internationally. This grand old heritage of Venezuela was initially designed by Villanueva but later other artists like Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, Wifredo Lam, André Bloc contributed in enriching the architectural diversity of the campus.

  Santa Ana de Coro--- This small city was founded in 1527 by Spanish invaders and is believed to be one of the oldest cities of Venezuela with a rich cultural and historical past. UNESCO has designated it as a world heritage site in 1950, with Coro as its capital. The city is home to diverse landscapes which also makes it a popular tourist destination of the world. The old edifices reflect the influence of varied cultures since its invasion. The famous beach of Paraguaná Peninsula also offers various recreation facilities for tourists who throng in large numbers to the city during the festive seasons.

Thus, the intermingling of varied races and cultures has widely contributed to the enrichment of the rich heritage of Venezuela.

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