Venezuela travel guide



San Cristobal Travel Guide

San Cristobal

This city is located in the western Andes of Venezuela at an altitude of 825 meters above sea level. It is the capital of Tachira state and is also known as the "city of cordiality". It is very close to the frontier with Colombia and communicates directly with this country through Cucuta.

It is one of the oldest cities in Venezuela because it was founded on March 31, 1561 by the captain of the Spanish Army Juan Maldonado Ordˇ˝ez.

It is a city that invites to its visitors to enjoy the beautiful landscapes, cultural activities, wonderful food and very friendly people. It is also known as the home of the San Sebastian international fair, which takes place during the month of January, as well as musical events, sporting competitions, commercial and industry exhibitions and its famous bullfighting.

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