A towering obelisk, a bronze statue, and a large pond add up to this impressive monument.

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Monument to the Precursors

Quite the obelisk!

This monument, inaugurated in 1956, is composed of two fundamental parts. The first, a 69-foot tall obelisk commemorating the independence of the country, and the other, an immense bronze statue of an indigenous man riding a horse and guarded by eight lions. Almost 20 feet tall not counting the base, it's the work of Spanish sculptor Ernest Maragall, who lived and created most of his œuvre in Venezuela. A great reflecting pond, known to locals as the Mirror of Water, completes the picture. If possible, visit at night, when the intense lighting makes it all even more spectacular.

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