Pampatar is a city on Isla Margarita,
Nueva Esparta State, Venezuela.
It is located in the Maneiro Municipality.
Pampatar lies 10 km (6 mi) northeast of Porlamar. A coastal
town which was founded 1552. Its strategic importance becomes clear
when visiting the Castillo de San Carlos de Borromeo on the waterfront
in the center of town. Constructed entirely of coral, the fort, built
by the Spanish in 1662 after the original was destroyed by the Dutch.
In the center of town is the Iglesia Santísimo Cristo or Iglesia del
Cristo del Buen viaje, which features a bell tower with an outside
staircase — an architectural oddity found on several churches on
Isla Margarita. Nowadays this town is very famous for its malls
(Sambil or Rattan Plaza) and its commercial activity 24 hours a
Media related to
Pampatar at Wikimedia Commons
Pampatar travel guide from Wikivoyage
Isla Margarita, Venezuela
El Valle del Espíritu Santo
Santa Rosa Castle
Laguna de la Restinga
Playa Puerto Cruz
Tetas de Maria Guevara
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