Anonymous asked in TravelLatin AmericaVenezuela · 1 decade ago

European architecture in Venezuela?

What is some European architectural influence in Venezuela? Are there any famous church's, monuments, or any other buldings that show this?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    there is not too much european architecture here in Venezuela, read this paragraph

    this man has a bit of it, Venezuelan Carlos Raúl Villanueva (1900 - 1975) was the most influential Latin American architect and community designer of the twentieth century. He worked in Venezuela for over four decades, and his concepts, designs, and plans combined European modernism and the traditions of his native Venezuela to create a unique style that has had wide influence across Latin America and elsewhere

    this is important too, tells some important buildings

    It was during the 1950s that modern Venezuelan architecture flourished and began to transform orthodox European Modernism into original forms that were suited to the local climate and available technology. The Centro Símon Bolívar (mid-1940s–mid-1950s) in Caracas, by Domínguez, is a complex modern building that includes two office towers and a large courtyard connecting the newly renovated El Silencio with the new Avenida Bolivar, a central boulevard planned by the Frenchman Maurice Rotival in the 1930s. In a new city centre farther to the east, the Polar Building (1952–54), by Martín Vegas and José Miguel Galia, presents a modern approach to fenestration. Although it is a concrete structure with large cantilevers in two directions, the general organization of the plan and the curtain wall in aluminum and glass exhibit the rigour of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who was Vegas’s teacher at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.


    This shows our influences:

    Venezuela's heritage, art, and culture have been heavily influenced by the Caribbean context. These elements extend to its historic buildings, architecture, art, landscape, boundaries, and monuments. Venezuelan culture has been shaped by indigenous, Spanish and African influences. Before this period, indigenous culture was expressed in art (petroglyphs), crafts, architecture (shabonos), and social organization. Aboriginal culture was subsequently assimilated by Spaniards; over the years, the hybrid culture had diversified by region.

    I hope this helps

  • 1 decade ago

    The Colonia Tovar

    Panteon Nacional

    Museo de Bellas Artes

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