World Heritage Sites in Venezuela

Coro and La Vela: Venezuela's Colonial Heritage

Coro, also known as Santa Ana de Coro, is a historic colonial port city in Venezuela, founded on July 26, 1527, by Juan de Ampíes. It is famous for its well-preserved colonial architecture and historical significance, being the first South American town to achieve independence from Spain. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, Coro is a testament to the enduring legacy of Spanish colonization and the blending of various architectural styles and local traditions.