Barquisimeto, Venezuela’s fourth largest city, that holds the name of the city of music, is known for its events and cultural activities. The Palacio Municipal, the Museo de Barquisimeto and the modern cathedral in the city-center, are great to visit. The Barquisimeto business markets are focused on food trade, and industries such as plastic, farming and the automotive industry.
|Language(s)||Spanish is understood and spoken by most habitants|
|Population||Approximately 1,500,000 habitants|
|Area||2760 km² (1066 sq. miles)|
|Elevation||566m (1857 ft)|
|Climate||Gentle sunny climate with a constant cool breeze and a yearly average temperature of 27.8°C (82°F)|
|Sports||Football and Baseball. The Cardenales de Lara is a team in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.|
|Site of Interest||Barquisimeto Atheneum; created by cultural promoters, for the rescue of the cultural traditions of the city. The Obelisk; which commemorates the 400th anniversary of the city. Museum Barquisimeto; this museum with several collections used to be a hospital. Juares Theater; has sveral tourist attractions and many entertainment shows. It was the first theater of the state and was recently renovated.|