Venezuelan colonial architecture is built from the sixteenth century when Venezuela is becoming dependent colony of the Spanish Empire until 1810, when it begins the process of independence of Venezuela.
The architecture of this period is characterized by its understated modesty. The explanation lies in the socioeconomic conditions of the country. Venezuela did not offer the settlers then saved by the immense wealth of nature to later times.
A seemingly little rich province could not afford to build expensive buildings in imitation of the great viceroys that existed in the colonial era and society did not provide a picture not as prosperous as other Latin American countries.
The simplification of the technical problems, the renunciation of most of the decorative and fanciful variegated baroquisms ostentatious, the inability to use expensive materials and the consequent lack of craftsmen, helped establish a modest but definite appearance of colonial architecture Venezuela.