Sunday, July 18, 2010

Arco de la Federación

The Arc of the Federation is a monument of the city Caracas, Venezuela situated in the Parque El Calvario in the center-west of the capital.

It was inaugurated by President Joaquin Crespo on 28 October 1895 in commemoration of the Venezuelan Federal War between 1859 and 1863. The architect Juan Hurtado Manrique was responsible for designing the Arc of the Federation with Alejandro Chataing. Its last restoration took place in 2010 as part of improvements to the Parque El Calvario.

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