Touring the old houses of my city.

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Today I want to show you a new walk through the warm streets of my city Barquisimeto in Venezuela. In this little walk I want to highlight the architecture of the colonial houses that even after 200 years are still standing.

As I mentioned, these houses are called colonial because they date back to the colonial era, these houses and buildings were built while there were still Spanish leaders. Those who inhabited these houses were "Mantuana" families, descendants of Spaniards but born in Venezuela.

Curiously, many of these houses keep incredible interesting stories, some even served to house the Liberator Simón Bolívar and his army in 1813 during the admirable campaign. Which sought to put an end to the yoke of the Spanish crown in Venezuelan lands.


These beautiful mansions keep within their walls the story that perhaps many books have never told and may never tell. The fact is that many of these houses are still standing, allowing their current residents to see how beautiful those architectures of yesteryear were.


Currently most of these houses are part of the cultural and historical heritage of the city. Some of these currently serve as headquarters for state government entities and serve as tourist attractions.


Even when crossing these streets we can find bridges like the Bolivar bridge which can be said to be the first in the city and it served to provide passage for Bolivar and his army in full military campaign in the independence of Venezuela and in the consolidation of the Great Columbia.


Other of these buildings have served as the headquarters of Catholic entities, such as schools and even seminaries.


But also as commercial establishments decorated with objects typical of the 1900s. Illuminated with oil lamps typical of that time when electricity did not yet exist.


The streets that give access to these houses are also a clear reflection of those steps and paved paths where our first founders created the first streets and avenues. Undoubtedly, they are beautiful spaces where if you are imaginative you can think of what those streets and means of transport pulled by horses and carts would be like.


Inside these houses we can also see the way in which their spaces were distributed, always leaving large central patios surrounded by rooms and in the middle always large fountains that provided their owners with fresh water.




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It's amazing to think how well built those homes and buildings are to still be in use today. I wonder if we'll be able to say the same with the homes built today. Only time will tell.


What a cool place for a walk love these photos particularly the first one leading lines taking us deep into the image

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :), I truly enjoy exploring the world virtually each Wednesday seeing walks from all around the globe and feeling I am there and experiencing it all myself, such as I did in your post just now :)