Guyana offers visitors unparalleled natural beauty combined with a fascinating and glorious history. Angostura was born in Gran Colombia, land of Thanks, land of legends and mystery of gold and diamond mines, the adventure of rubber, balata and tonka beans, Indian tribes and jungle.
El Dorado, sought by Spanish conquistadors so eagerly, is becoming reality, but in a way they would not have ever imagined: Eco-tourism, adventure tourism in the jungle, savannahs and the tepuis.
Nature has endowed this land as may be desired legendary: majestic rivers, huge waterfalls, vast virgin forests and extraordinary wildlife.
SITUATION AND BOUNDARIES
North: United Guarico, Anzoategui, Monagas and Delta Amacuro. South: Brazil and the State Amazonas . This: Reclamation Zone and Brazil. West: Apure State.
Guayana Region. South of Venezuela.
Climate and altitude
27 ° c. 40 m above sea level.
240,528 km2. 26.24% of the national territory. It is the entity with the largest area of the country.
Mountains, Tepuyes, Jumping, forests and rivers.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN TOWNS
BOLIVAR CITY, STATE CAPITAL: Population in 2010, 350,691 inhabitants, is located on the banks of the Orinoco River, was founded in 1764 as "São Tomé New Guayana of Angostura del Orinoco". This major city has a rich historical, cultural and environmental and relevant rich, concentrated in the historic center, a National Monument in 1976. Tourism offers alternatives for Historical, Cultural and Ecological. We recommend visiting, among other attractions: the Paseo Orinoco and its extension to the Lagoons "The Franks" and "The Middle" The Carioca, the historic, the various museums particularly the "Jesus Soto", the Cathedral, the House of San Isidro, the Botanical Garden of the Orinoco, and the Spa "Candelaria".
House of Angostura Congress: House colonial structure built by the government of the city founder Manuel Centurion, between 1766 and 1776 for school Latin and first letters. In 1817, after the siege and taking of angostura by the patriots, the liberator of allocated government house, the vacated to deliberate was installed and it the Congress of Angostura in 1819. Location: Old City, Constitution Street, Ciudad Bolivar.
Ciudad Bolivar Metropolitan Cathedral: construction began in 1764, the year of the founding of the city, declared cathedral in 1890. Is Indian temple cathedral highest order of Venezuela, are enthroned in her employers, "St. Thomas, Apostle and Our Lady of the Snows". Location: Old Quarter. Boulevard Bolivar, Ciudad Bolivar.
Piar House: Data from colonial times, she resided in the patriot army headquarters and was imprisoned in chief Manuel Piar, the days before his execution in the square of narrowness. Location: Boulevard Bolivar-Ciudad Bolivar historic quadrangle.
Plaza Bolívar: The historic town center is the square of the colony Angostura, transformed in 1869 into the square today, chaired by the bronze statue of the Liberator pedestrian, copy of Pietro Tenerani of Bogota's main square, is the first bronze statue erected pedestrian the Liberator, Venezuela. Subsequently erected around statues representing the countries emancipated by his sword. Location: Old City-Ciudad Bolivar.
Twelve windows House: Built in the mid of the last century on the top of the slab sapoara by Rafael Machado for his father Captain José Tomás Machado, independence leader. House of twelve wood windows at the front and in the rear, a large balcony overlooking the Orinoco ride. Location: between the street and walk Venezuela Orinoco-Historic-Ciudad Bolivar.
Casa del Correo del Orinoco: Charming beautiful neoclassical style. José Luis Cornieles, its owner and interim mayor, made it available to the Liberator and his army, in 1817. In this house, was released on 27 June 1818, the "Correo del Orinoco" official organ of the Third Republic and the most important spokesman for the patriot cause. Location: Paseo Orinoco-Carabobo-historical street-Ciudad Bolivar.
Museum of Modern Art "Jesus Soto": Opened in 1973. Carlos Raúl Villanueva was the architect of the work. It has showrooms of contemporary visual arts, particularly the famous painter guayanes "Jesus Soto". Location: Germania Avenue and Calle Mario Briceño Iragorri-Ciudad Bolivar.
Angostura Bridge: Opened on January 6, 1967, has a length of 1678 meters. This important engineering work that stands on the river Orinoco, is the largest suspension bridge in South America and the ninth worldwide, Ciudad Bolivar joins Soledad, Anzoategui State people. Location: between Punta Playa Blanca-Chacon and Ciudad Bolivar.
Botanic Garden or the Orinoco: Center botanical collection and research, exposure of native and exotic plants Guiana. Location: Calle Bolivar c / Caracas-Ciudad Bolivar Street.
Casa San Isidro: Historic building where the Constitution written Centralista Bolívar and the famous message to Congress of Angostura in 1819, then was a farm owned by Mayor José Luis Cornieles, who's provided the deliverer to live on it. To the front there is a tamarind where the liberator tied his horse. Location: Avenida Bolivar City Tachira.
Orinoco River: Born in the mountain slopes of the Sierra Parima-Tapirapeco constitutes the boundary between Brasi ly Venezuela. The Orinoco basin is 880,000 square kilometers, of which 640,000 are in Venezuela. The Guyanese highland tributaries, due to relief stepped present numerous waterfalls. It is navigable from Puerto Ayacucho (Amazonas State) and from Ciudad Bolivar can navigate large ships.
Cedeño Municipality has a population in 2010 of 98,000 inhabitants.
Its tourist potential is linked to ecotourism, Agriculture and Archaeology. We recommend visiting, among other attractions: the Petroglyphs of Punta Cedeño, the French and the Sun and Moon; Chaviripa Falls, and Spas The Castillero, Maniapure, Suapure and Sacuima. Is settlement of bauxite mines, diamond and gold. They live in this municipality several indigenous groups. Predominate tree plantations of wild and Moriche Coroba.
Its capital and s CAICARA ORINOCO, founded in the mid-eighteenth century, is important river port on the banks of the Orinoco River, livestock and commercial center of great importance in the region.
Petroglyphs: drawings on stone made by Aborigines, calculated its age at the beginning of the year 600 BC, because of certain similarities between this area and some elements of the series called Saladoid. Some of the petroglyphs are: The French, the sun and moon, the donkey with skates.
The municipality has several natural and cultural monuments that attract many tourists, as well as its regional and local crafts, their main festivals are:
Our Lady of Light.
Carnival Caicara del Orinoco.
Coroba State Fair.
The agriculture and tourism and other materials are the largest economies in the municipality.
MUNICIPALITY Angustura (Raul Leoni was called before) Population in 2010, 45,612 inhabitants
Its tourist potential is linked to the Business Tourism, Ecological and Agricultural. We recommend visiting, among other attractions: the Dam "Raúl Leoni" in Guri, the Elephant Stone and Ciudad Piar Stocks and La Paragua, where, local tourism businesses, coordinate practice of sport fishing, land and river tours.
Its capital city Piar, founded in 1952, was created as a complex housing for the iron exploitation. It is the main center for iron ore mining in the country, through its principal mineral deposits of Cerro Bolivar and San Isidro, it is also important agricultural activity.