Castillo de San Carlos de la Barra, Maracaibo

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Castillo de San Carlos de la Barra is located in Maracaibo. Make Castillo de San Carlos de la Barra a centerpiece of your Maracaibo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Maracaibo trip itinerary planner.
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  • May 18, 2017
    Large structure dating back to old data, says that this was the scene of bombing when coast were Venezuelan, to get to the must go to the pier in the wet (mara municipality) then wait for boats that take them to the island of San Carlos where located such Castle
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  • November 2, 2016
    It is part of the history that few people know about and that few can feel. It is an awesome site, located in the mouth, in the middle of entrance of Lake maracaibo. It was besieged by pirates, and great story to tell, to get there, have to go to san rafael in the wet and the port take a boat that moved between several islands to this part of land that looks like an island, but it is not part of the Gulf... It is a populated area. If it is very hot.. .there that go with fresh clothing.
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  • October 6, 2016
    This castle is well preserved, is worth visiting it and the story is entertaining veery, the kids were super excited.
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  • September 20, 2016
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  • July 10, 2017
    Fortification of our State worthy of visit
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  • June 14, 2017
    The Castle I thought it was spectacular, should better organize and prepare it for tourism. Something very interesting that I found was that when standing in one of the attachment points where he was a canon of artillery echoes are heard.
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  • May 23, 2017
    I like seriously I do Poço went on vacation there and hear much of the Castle and it gave me curious and I could see it
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  • July 4, 2017
    Impressive and ancient structure that served as a Fort and outpost in colonial Venezuela...
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Stay near the town center if you're into colonial architecture and history, but expect to pay a high price for the privilege of sleeping in a prime location. Basic motels offer a decent compromise between price and quality and draw mostly business travelers and tourists passing through Maracaibo on the way to somewhere else. If you wish to stay affordably for a few days, check into a mid-range hotel near one of the metro stations.
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