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Barcelona

Barcelona

The capital of Anzodtegui state, Barcelona was founded in 1671 by a group of Catalan colonists, who named the settlement after their hometown in Spain. Today it's a city of about 300,000 people and is gradually merging into a single urban sprawl with its dynamic young neighbor, Puerto La Cruz.

Central Barcelona has several leafy plazas and some colonial architecture. The historic quarter has been partly restored and whitewashed throughout, giving it a pleasant general appearance, even though ,he urban fabric is an architectural misha ash dating, from different periods.

Places to Visit

General Jose Antonio Anzoategui
Museo de Anzoitegui
Ateneo de Barcelona
Plaza Rolando

The Palacio Legislativo, two blocks south of Plaza Boyacd, houses the Galerfa de Arte, which hosts temporary exhibitions.

Places to Stay

Hotel Canarias
Hotel Barcelona
Hotel Neveri
Hotel Oviana

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