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Casa Fuerte

Casa Fuerte
It is an antique colonial Franciscan convent, after some time changed its name after it was occupied by the patriots during the taking of Barcelona, it is located to the west of Plaza Bolívar. Originally, it was a Franciscan hospice that knew by the name of convent of Saint Francis (convento de San Francisco) and gave asylum to old men, poor people and orphans.

The "Casa Fuerte " is a historic national monument. After several defenses, this "house" was taken and destroyed in 1817, and it became a reminder to the history as example of the heroic facts of the independence.

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