Castillo San Carlos de Borromeo, Margarita Island

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The restored remains of Castillo San Carlos de Borromeo, a colonial-era fortress, now house an eclectic art/history museum. Built in the 17th century to protect Spanish colonists from Dutch pirates, the fort was ransacked several times throughout history. Restored in the 1960s, the fortress now features several exhibit areas, housing paintings depicting the War of Independence, antique weapons, and the replica of Santa Maria, one of the boats belonging to Christopher Columbus. For Castillo San Carlos de Borromeo and beyond, use our Margarita Island travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Margarita Island vacation.
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  • May 3, 2017
    This very well preserved, is a fortress built to protect the island from pirates and was a place of great importance in the war of independence with Spain. It is worth to travel early before the hot sun, you can learn everything in an hour or 2 maximum
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  • April 27, 2017
    Castle is a nice ride, to add to our holiday a condiment of stories that happened in the place, is a walk to take maximum two hours and the entrance at will! Ah! There are many beautiful views to take pictures!
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  • April 24, 2017
    He was very entertaining historically, I thought that I was going to get bored and the beautiful pass the place is small and hard, very little but can learn a lot
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  • January 9, 2017
    One of the oldest building in America
  • July 24, 2017
    Very historic site. A view to incredible Pampatar. The energy that is lived there feels. For lovers of history, it is an excellent site to visit.
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  • July 16, 2017
    Proud of our history and disappointed in the squalid conditions of our historical legacy, no one explains, nobody documented the visitors, and dirty facilities, broken... we have a valuable opportunity to rescue our historic places.
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  • July 5, 2017
    Beautiful castle to the sea, very well preserved and quite friendly guides. Area very trendy rather difficult Park but relatively safe.
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  • July 4, 2017
    Site of historical interest.
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