Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela
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Puerto La Cruz is a seaport in Anzoátegui State in central northern Venezuela. The city is home to the largest petroleum refinery in the country, processing some 200,000 barrels of crude oil every day. Despite its position as an industrial city, it is also one of the biggest tourist destinations in Venezuela, as it is the gateway to some of the most gorgeous nature sites in the country.
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Southwest view of Puerto La Cruz
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More on Puerto La CruzThe history of Puerto La Cruz goes back to the 18th century. The Spanish have arrived here earlier, but nothing of significance was established in the area. In 1780, the natives established the Christian Mission of Pozuelos here. The city was only built in the 19th century. Originally known as Puerto de la Santa Cruz, it was later shortened to simply Puerto la Cruz.
Modern tourists use Puerto La Cruz as the springboard for visiting the nearby beaches, off-shore islands and national parks.
Visiting Puerto La CruzThere are buses from Caracas to Puerto La Cruz. The journey takes about six hours.
Places of Interest in Puerto La Cruz
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