"Colonia Tovar" Venezuela Off The Beaten Path Tip by luiggi

Venezuela Off The Beaten Path: 60 reviews and 60 photos


La Colonia Tovar is approximately 60km from Caracas, it remained practically isolated for more than a century until a road leading to it was paved in 1963. The restricted access and rigid social mores meant that the inhabitants remained exclusively tied to their own culture (marriage, for instance, was prohibited unless to another member of the colony). Only in the 1940s was the Spanish language introduced.
The town is a replica of a Black Forest village, with traditional architecture, markets and restaurants selling typical foods and beverages like home brewed beer, sauerkraut, wiener schnitzel, and strudel. Many Caraqueños travel here on weekends to purchase the wonderful vegetables, fruits, and flowers that are grown here.

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  • Updated Sep 10, 2003
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