|Ciudad Bolivar, is a town
in colonial style, traquillamente abandoned on the river
that flows her in the mean.
|City Bolivar is one of the cities of the
country that it contains more history in his streets,
plazas and museums. Known anciently as Angostura (Narrowness),
because situated in one of the places where the superb
Orinoco is more narrow, has been the protagonist of varied
battles and one of the first zones of the country to be
freed by the Spanish domination during the war of indipendenza.Angostura
it has been named in 1818 by Simón Bolivar, provisional
capital de the republic and from this the Liberator pronounced
the famous one "talked of Angostura" the February
15 1919, in which renouncement to the absolute powers
that had been him granted and from the directives of as
it had to have organized the dawning new Republic.
One of the most interesting
visits in the City Bolivar is the house of St. Isidro,
an ownership of the family Cornieles, that was frequented
by the Liberator Simón Bolivar and where it prepared
his discourse of Angostura.
Nowadays this house is a museum worthy of to see, practical
witness of as they were the houses of the epoch and
for the beauty of its gardens.
In the City Bolivar is where been engraved for the first
time a newspaper in Venezuela, The Messenger of the
Orinoco" in 1818. Currently this house has been
turned as Museum of Simón Bolivar where, further
to have the printer used for engraving the Messenger
of the Orinoco, works of art of such Venezuelan artists
can be observed as Tito Salas, López Méndez,
Marisol Escobar, Alexander Otero, Cruz Diéz,
Alirio Palacios and Ettore Poleo among others. Pieces
of art anterior to the discovery of America and paintings
rupestri.Uno of the most interesting places in this
city has compromised it is also the Bolivar Plaza, where
it is found, over the House of the Congress of Angostura,
the Cathedral with his color salmon, the house where
Manual Piar was secluded just before to be executed,
the parish house and the house of the Governors of the
colony. There is also the actual House of Government
of the State Bolivar.
Another historical monument, however of back significazione
to the independence is the Fortin Zamuro that it was
conclusive for the victory of City Bolivar on the rebels
and where the revolution been concluded liberatrice
One of the most beautiful landscapes that it possesses
City Bolivar are that of the River Orinoco, with his
bridge Angostura (What it connects this State with the
rest of the country), and his islands.
One of these islands were baptized for Humbolt as the
" Orinocómetro " because it allows
to appraise the height of the waters. In the photo that
we show, gone off in the period of the rains,it is seen
of little height. During the drought the island can
come to hold up to 18 meters high above the level of
the river instead.
|One of the institutions that it possesses
City Bolivar, of which you/they would be city as Paris
or New York proud of it are The modern museum of art Jesús
Soto. We don't have to forget that this artist of the
art I plasticize of world fame it is native of this city.
In 1972 it was inaugurated this Museum that possesses
seven saloons and inside gardens with sculptures. We invite
you to realize a minute visit to the Museum, where you
can observe works of art and also some video of kinetic
works of Soto.
For the lovers of the geology, the university of east
has a geologic and mining Museum, in which fortresses
can be observed and mineral of the Guayana and after all
of the country. And ` also exposed a reproduction in staircase
of the Bolivar mountain, from what the mineral one is
extracted of iron and also utensils and ancient cars used
for the extraction of the mineral ones
|From Ciudad Bolivar some of
the most interesting places in Venezuela are reached;
from here they depart in fact, the greatest part of the
flights for the Jump Angel, that is exclusively attainable
with aerial ultraleggeri.