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La Asunción Cathedral

La Asunción Cathedral

La Asunción Cathedral

La Asunción Cathedral (Plaza Bolívar, La Asuncion 6311, Nueva Esparta) – this church was founded by a member of the Dominican catholic order (the priest Juan de Manzanillo) , and was originally built by 1571. This is the oldest church in Venezuela, and one of the first in the Americas. It was later destroyed by French Lutherans (in ruins by 1602), and rebuilt by 1621. One of the most important religious buildings on the Island, the Virgin of La Asunción, is worshipped here.