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Barquisimeto is an exciting tourist hot spot and also the capital of the state of Lara in Venezuela. Just like other cities in Venezuela, Barquisimeto boasts of a rich history and heritage and offers a number of sight-seeing spots to its tourists.

Barquisimeto History
Barquisimeto was founded in 1552 by Don Juan de Villegas and was named Nueva Segovia. The location of the city kept changing for many years until 1563, when Barquisimeto was properly established.

Barquisimeto Information
Currently Barquisimeto is recognized as an extremely modern city and ranks fourth in the country in terms of its population. The city is very crucial for boosting the economy and commerce of the country. It is the center of communication, with its excellent, modern and super fast trains. This city is also renowned for its good agro-industries.

Barquisimeto Attractions
Tourists in Barquisimeto get amazed by the city's old colonial architecture as well as the modern architectural specimens. The cathedral designed by the modern architect John Bergcamp, truly exemplifies modern architecture. The significant places of interest in Barquisimeto are the Museum of History, Archaeological and Paleontological Museum, Barquisimeto Train Station, Obelisque Monument, Barqusimeto Atheneum, Chemaria Gimenez Mini-Gallery, Plaza Church Lara, Barquisimeto Museum and more.

Barquisimeto is popular among tourists for its spectacular sunsets and great foot-tapping music.

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