Cloud Falls

One of the most evocative views that may be, is that which is from the top of the mountain area in which it is located. Particularly in the morning, at sunrise, you can see the different shades as a palette of a painter stained the Caracas sky. The town declared a parish in 1987, however has a history that goes back much further back in time. Data from the times of the dictatorship of Juan Vicente Gómez, in order to build the dam Maracao.

In view of the need to move the population to undertake the works, ordered displacement of the inhabitants of Antimanoy, Caracaya and Maracao, this floating population was moved to a mountainous location of The Junquito, Shark and Tiburoncito. The Junquito is located 23 kilometers from the road that leads to the city of Caracas, specifically the town of Colonia Tovar. This town, began to fill slowly to the point now counting more than 25 developments, mostly of houses and villas turning this town into a miniature city.

The fact located on a hillside makes people have to go up and down every day to go to Caracas to work everyday. Its privileged view of the Venezuelan Caribbean coast, its perfect weather for much of the year, in addition to their landscapes as may be seen in this panoramic photograph from The Junquito, make it a perfect place as a natural. It is also remarkable, soil fertility that produces vegetables year round. These characteristics, as the shuttle that goes up and down every day to bring people, make El Junquito a landscape of a private local color.

It is famous that the conquistadors arrive in America, large numbers of Italian immigrants, the legend says, was named the country for its resemblance with the famous lakeside Italian city, as Venezuela, Little Venice-and Portuguese, put the stone angle of many European cultural traditions. Among these latter, instituted in the new colony, the cult image of the Virgin of Fatima. Particularly during the religious festivals of rigor, such as Easter, you can see the richness of the cultural heritage left by Galician, Italian and Portuguese.

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