This small, yet dignified museum, is set within the historical context of the Plaza Bolívar, and the religious context ... More
Museo Sacro de Caracas
This small, yet dignified museum, is set within the historical context of the Plaza Bolívar, and the religious context of the Cathedral. It was constructed in 1884, as the headquarters for the Colegio Episcopal (the Episcopal School), on what was once the Cemetery of the Canons. It was converted into a museum during July of 1992, and has two adjacent rooms for permanent exhibitions, in which there are examples of Venezuelan religious (mainly colonial) art. The collection includes paintings, carvings, furniture and objects of worship, which have come from different convents and chapels from around the city. The museum also puts on seasonal exhibitions, and has a special lounge for different cultural events. Visitors are taken by surprise to learn that they have access to such a profound and impressive space, in which a communal grave and 12 sealed tombs were found during excavations some years ago (possibly containing the remains of Caracas' first bishops). One can also view the remains of the ecclesiastical prison, which was built as a punishment for clergymen who were considered unruly by their superiors.
Built under president Antonio Guzman Blanco, the Capitol consists of a building finished in 1873 (the Legislative Palace) and in
1877 (the Federal Palace). The whole building complex is now the home of the Legislative Power. According to the ...
The opening in 1944 of the redevelopment of the El Silencio district marked Caracas' official debut as a developed city
under the criteria of modern urban design. The outstanding architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva was responsible for the project, which ...
Museo Bolivariano is a small museum, but one that should be visited by anyone wishing to find out more about
colonial Caracas and the time of Simón Bolívar. The set of objects on display range from pieces from that ...
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