The Old Quarter of Caracas, as opposed to the Central or Historic Quarter around Plaza Bolívar, is the district of La Pastora, where you can find various examples of 19th century building and urban planning. From the corner of Dos Pilitas to Portillo, you can go on a tour of the Caracas of bygone days, with its simply designed houses, jutting-out window frames, inner patios and gardens, in the style of the architecture of southern Spain. Nearby are the Benedictine Monastery of La Pastora and St. Joseph's Church, built by German monks. The painter Arturo Michelena spent his last years at number 82, Esquina Urapal, where his workshop has now been turned into a museum.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Caño Amarillo / Agua Salud