Castillo San Carlos de Borromeo, Margarita Island

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. Plan to see Castillo San Carlos de Borromeo and other attractions that appeal to you using our Margarita Island route website .
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  • Visit you with a group of people on a tour payment and the truth that the history of the place is very beautiful... has a small museum with relics from the time of the conquest of the island
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  • Located in my favorite area of Marguerite Bay of Pampatar, the San Carlos de Borromeo Castle is a construction that took 20 years to accomplish, even despite having suffered extensive damage to the length and breadth of history, today remains much of your e STRUCTURA. At the time, was the construction advanced engineering on the island and if walls could talk we would have large successful defenses against pirates and privateers. History the most important occurred in 1813 when the hero of independence Santiago Mariño attacks the Fort successfully wounding and banishing the Spanish tyrant Eusebio Antoñanzas. The charm of Pampatar is unique, is quite handy Porlamar but without the chaos that trade of Margarita main city offers, streets mixed history with modernity and its Bay of Pampatar provides a beach without waves that invites the perfect relaxing family. To be a place of fishermen, are still seen in full swing the activity in the area. Returning to the Castle it is the best preserved of all, keeping intact its cannons, trench and up to drawbridge that for people (like me) you lovers of the general culture and history puts us to dream, at least for a moment, imagine the Venezuela of the 19th century.
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  • This restored fortress is part of the history of Venezuela, today is a place for anyone who wishes to visit it, photograph it and know part of the history of this castle, the entrance is completely free. Don't miss the camera, it is very easy access to get there.
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  • One of the oldest building in America
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Site of historical interest.
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