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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  • This attraction may not be the largest castle, but it is impeccably maintained. Quite a refreshing historic piece in the middle of the urban sprawl of Pamaptur. There is a real drawbridge! Quite a nic...  more »
  • Not a big deal as far as old Spanish castles goes but if you're in the hood it will make a nice stop to take some pictures. The best part is that there are some fabulous Venezuela food stalls right ne...  more »
  • Its a classical place to visit at Pampatar, you can enjoy for local history. The problem is the government politicizes visit  more »
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  • One of the oldest building in America
  • A place steeped in history, very good condition. It has a spectacular view of the Bay of Pampatar
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  • By the view and the conserved 5 stars. But lacks in its information environments, as indicated by the Guide took the images for remodeling.
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  • Completely abandoned historical place... don't have any guide... just had a GNB caring for the input... nice view... only information about the place a banner with Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi history practically hidden...
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  • Very nice place and very friendly people! a spectacular view
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