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Barquisimeto was one of the oldest Spanish settlements and has grown into Venezuela's fourth largest city. The city exhales a mixture of colonial days and modern times. In 1812, an earthquake nearly removed the city from the map, but it was rebuilt again and some of the old colonial houses were saved. The city centre is quite fashionable with its plaza and statue of Bolivar. Must-sees are the ultramodern cathedral, the Palacio Municipal and the excellent Museo de Barquisimeto (located at Carrera 15) that exhibits a fine collection on the history of the Barquisimetos. This city is well-known in Venezuela for its impressive sunshines. The sky turns different colors, it is a lovely spectacle.