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Pueblo de Bailadores, Merida

Pueblo de Bailadores - Merida, Venezuela
Pueblo de Bailadores
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Neighborhood: Historic Centro District/ Downtown
Overview

Located ninety kilometres south of the regional capital, this town is historically famous as being the first place to witness the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in what is now the State of Mérida. It was named Bailadores (Dancers) at the time of its founding in 1601, as a reference to the dances the local indigenous inhabitants performed, prior to launching an attack on the Iberian invaders. A single day may be too short a time to spend in this locality, which offers one of the finest choices in the country for holidaymakers outside of the capital, which includes: the José Antonio Páez or La Cascada Park, the Bolívar Museum, the parochial Church, the India Carú Park and its waterfall, the Las Tapias Valley and its 17th century flour mill, the villages of Otra Banda and Las Playitas, the thermal waters of the Virgen del Duri, the La Negra and Los Carreros moorlands, wooden, leather and wicker handicrafts, and if all that is not enough, the chance to go horseback riding.

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