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Castillo de San Antonio de la Eminencia, Cumana
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San Antonio de la Eminencia castle is a colonial castle built in the seventeenth century by the Spanish monarchy in Cumaná, Venezuela, to protect the city from the constant raids by English, French and Spanish pirates. Originally called Careacus, its construction began. The fort has undergone several renovations due to damages caused by violent earthquakes that have shaken the city in the last centuries. A minor fort in 1668, Don Juan de Urtarte, governor of the Province of Cumaná, requested the stone walling of the structure around 1670.In 1682, governor Juan de Padilla y Guardiola completed the draft reform of the new castle mimicking a quadrilateral shape with bastions at the corners. The next governor, Francisco de Ribero y Galindo, modified the quadrilateral shape plane by a four-pointed star design, built after the earthquake of 1684. José Antonio Páez was detained in the castle in 1849 by taking up arms against president José Tadeo Monagas after being ordered an assault on the Congress in January 1848. Paez remained on the castle until May 24, 1850 when he is expelled from the country. The castle was declared a National Monument in 1965.DescriptionThe San Antonio de la Eminencia castle was built in the seventeenth century to protect the city of Cumaná from constant raids by English, French and Spanish pirates. Originally titled Careacus (derived from the taín word Careacuro, which means "Caribbean") the castle was built by the inhabitants of the city, and its construction began —82. The fort has undergone several renovations due to damages caused by violent earthquakes that have shaken the city in the last two centuries.Arrange your visit to Castillo de San Antonio de la Eminencia and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cumana using our Cumana vacation builder.
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