La Guaira and its Royal way to Caracas, an important point within the Hispanic colonial Caribbean, relevance of its continental connotation. Approach, space - urban - constructive evolution. Primary description of the defensive system designed for the site

Román Fermín, Luís Guillermo (2005) La Guaira and its Royal way to Caracas, an important point within the Hispanic colonial Caribbean, relevance of its continental connotation. Approach, space - urban - constructive evolution. Primary description of the defensive system designed for the site. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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La Guaira and its surroundings considered like natural landscape (El Ávila National Park) and cultural landscape, frame the perspective of the sociocultural and space development, within the American colonial commerce with the great large cities of Caribe, and inland with the city of Caracas, from century XVII, reaching greater height in century XVIII. It constitutes a point of great strategic value within Camino Real intercontinental with the greatest traffic in the colony. The investigation will results in the definition of the layout and the insertion of this sector within the same one. Important to stand out that the work se will carry out with participation a interdisciplinary team from which it is managed to obtain a vision of the port jointly with the defense of the capital of Province (Caracas).We will include different stages from urban growth and of the constructed defensive system in its surroundings (extra e intrawalls), with the inventory of the military constructions that still remain like registry instrument the card designed by the committee from cultural itineraries. Thus we will be presenting the logical illation of construction of batteries, hornabeques, alcabalas and others, that were conforming the defensive system of the Camino Real to Caracas.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Román Fermín, Luís GuillermoUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: cultural route; cultural landscape; colonial period; military architecture; fortifications; fortified architecture; forts; urban growth
Subjects: H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 07. Cultural routes
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: La Guaira, Venezuela; Camino Real
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2010 09:45
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:15
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URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/445

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