Oeste de la Avenida Baralt, comienzo de la Avenida San Martín, Caracas 1010
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The opening in 1944 of the redevelopment of the El Silencio district marked Caracas' official debut as a developed city ... More
Urbanización El Silencio
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 won the 1940 Banco Obrero Prize. The old inner city area, which had become a center of overcrowding, ill health and poor public safety, re-emerged as the El Silencio Development, combining all that was best in contemporary urban design: gardens linking the buildings, wide-viewed balconies, community children's play areas, protected pedestrian walkways, public squares and sculptures, green spaces and many other features considered revolutionary at the time.
The square preferred by nostalgic inhabitants of Caracas, who are fond of homemade desserts and candies, fresh cut flowers and
pleasant chats. Of course, this was not always a tranquil place, since at one time it was the scene ...
This building dates to the end of the 16th century and has served, successively, as a Franciscan convent, seat of
the Central University of Venezuela and, currently, as the headquarters of the Academies Palace. Academies, plural, since it houses ...