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Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin)

Address: La Colonia Tovar, Venezuela
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: At the center of town, Saint Martin's Church is a reminder of La Colonia Tovar's German history...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: At the center of town, Saint Martin's Church is a reminder of La Colonia Tovar's German history. The church's L-shape and stunning stained-glass windows make it well worth a trip.
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The entire town is like a fairytale. Very nice architecture, beautiful properties, great German hospitality and food, and great views of the valley and mountains.

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Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you are in Colonia Tovar, stop in this historical church. It has interesting architecture and history, but beware that there isn't going to be someone giving any tours. The whole area is self guided. I didn't get to enjoy it much because I was so sick from the car ride to the city. Vomit comet anyone?? What a horrible... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Getting to the Colonia Tovar was a easy 2 hour drive from Caracas. Once there, you are surrounded by beautiful German architecture including the San Martin church. The restaurants were good as well. We ate German and Polish sausage that was excellent. It gets a little cold there if the rain starts falling so be sure to bring an umbrella... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Beautiful church with unique architecture, located in the downtown of Colonia Tovar. Don´t miss the opportunity to enter and check out.

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Middelburg, The Netherlands
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

we visited the church and we saw a very beautifull nativity inside of it made with the tipical houses of the colonia with that special german style.It worse the visit.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

The small chapel on the left is much more interesting than the larger church.

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Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2008

This is an old church built by german inmigrants about 1850s. It has the typical bavarian style (white painted wood with black stripes), since those inmigrants came from "Schwarzbald" (Black forest, Selva Negra). It has a curious design, since it has two main halls forming a "L". Between them you will see the altar, which can be seen from both... More 

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