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

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Description: At the center of town, Saint Martin's Church is a reminder of La Colonia...
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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Good place to o if you are on Colonia Tovar, but it isn't a must to go if you came to Venezuela. Overall all good. Ps. Be carefull with the tourist help desk that was near to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Good place to o if you are on Colonia Tovar, but it isn't a must to go if you came to Venezuela. Overall all good. Ps. Be carefull with the tourist help desk that was near to the church, my experience is that they are not happy to help. Don't know why they work there if they don't smile or... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I grew up going to La Colonia Tovar at least twice a year, and up until the last time that I went it still holds that quaint charm it's always had. The weather is so nice, the views are beautiful, and you really feel like you took a trip across the pond without having to do so with all of... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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