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This country is a place with many creations of man that have amazed the world. Apart from all his natural beauties created by God in his infinite goodness, mankind many years ago worried about leaving many marks of his genius in different regions of Venezuela.
In the state of Mérida there is the Mucumbarí tourist cable car, which is the second longest in the world. It has a route of almost 13 meters long that gives it the second place as the longest bridge in the world and the height that is given by its arrival at one of the highest peaks such as El Espejo peak, with a height of about 4,800 meters above sea level. It gives it the first place as the highest in the world.
Although it had many repairs in its useful life it has a history of about 50 years of construction and although it began its transport in 1957, it was not until 1960 that its total construction was completed at the stations of the Sierra Nevada national park, where the highest peaks of Mérida are located, where the cabins carry about 50 people on that trip through the snows of Mérida.
It’s a very important tourist place and attracts the attention of tourists who visit this beautiful city. I didn’t have the opportunity to go up in the 8 years that I lived in this city, although I tried to go up but my panic of heights prevented me from getting into it while at the doors of the cabin. I always withdrew, but it's a great experience to be there and see all that machinery working.
In Maracaibo in the state of Zulia there is the bridge over the lake that is one of the largest bridges in the world and it is considered one of the longest bridges in Latin America.
This bridge is named after General Rafael Urdaneta, hero of the independence of Venezuela. Although its construction began in 1959, it was not until 1962 that it was inaugurated.
This bridge spans the entire lake from shore to shore and it’s very pleasant to walk on it. Although you can enter Maracaibo from the other side without using the bridge, going through it is the most comfortable and fastest way to get to Maracaibo. And if you arrive at night you can enjoy the exuberant sky shining under the clamor of the Catatumbo Lightning. You can cross it and go looking at its immense steel and concrete structure.
Inside this bridge is the monument of lights that occupies the third largest in the world and it’s the first in Latin America.
The state of Bolívar is home to the fourth largest hydroelectric plant in the world and the second in Latin America. Its construction is carried out taking advantage of the great flow of the Caroní River and it was done in two stages. Its beginning was in 1963 and concluded with a second stage in 1986.
Its name is Central Hidroeléctrica Simón Bolívar, the Guri Dam, and almost all of the electrical energy we consume throughout Venezuela depends on it.
In the city of Barquisimeto in the Lara state there is an architectural structure that is considered a monument dedicated to the Virgin Mary in her dedication as Virgin Mary of the Divine Shepherd, who is the patron saint of that city.
It is a monument approximately 60 meters high, called El Manto de María, which was inaugurated in 2016. You have to climb about 300 steps to reach the top of the monument.
In the city of Valera in the Trujillo state there is a monument dedicated to peace considered the highest in the world. It’s a concrete structure with approximately 47 meters high that resembles the Virgin Mary and is even much taller than the image of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
It was inaugurated in 1983, it’s located on a hill at a height close to 1600 meters above sea level and from its highest viewpoints you can see almost the entire state of Trujillo, part of the Lake Maracaibo region in the state of Zulia and part of the Sierra Nevada national park in the city of Mérida.
And so there are other architectural works in Venezuela that escape my mind, I have only been able to mention some that come to my mind that I have been able to enjoy remembering by having visited them during my youth, but I am very sure that many others escape me.