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Coro adds some seaside charm to tour of South America

Perhaps more than anywhere else, a tour of South America offers travelers the chance to enjoy a wide array of experiences.From the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu to bustling cities like Buenos Aires, there's something for everyone. If you're looking for a lesser known place to check out, the city of Coro, Venezuela may be one of your best bets.

Located in the northwest region of the country, this thriving port city has played a vital role in Venezuela's history for centuries. As a result, Coro is populated with a number of buildings and monuments that date back to the 1600s and offersome historical perspective during a stop in this quaint, seaside city.

Like many South American cities, Corois home to many places of worship from the colonial era, but if you only visit one, make sure that it's the Church of San Francisco. This was one of the first churches that the Franciscan Order built in Venezuela, and it first opened its doors in 1614. Though it has gone through renovations over the years, the famous building still stands as a perfect exampleof the architecture of the era.

Of course, there are many other buildings that make a visit to Coro worthwhile. Chief among them is the House of Iron Windows and the Church of San Clemente.

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