Simon Bolivar made his presence felt by the Spanish Crown around these parts, when he proclaimed "a fight to the death" for independence in Trujillo-town in 1813. Nowadays, agriculture figures centrally in this area, as does the Catholic church.
- 1 Museo Trapiche Los Clavos, in Bocono. 09:00-18:00 daily. Museum about the history of cane milling in the area.
- 2 Iglesia San Alejo, in Bocono. A reconstructed 19th century church with a tall clock and bell tower.
- 3 Iglesia de San Miguel de Boconó, in the pueblo of San Miguel. Built by the Franciscans in 1660, this church is a national monument and has an altar and baptismal font from about the same time and bells from 1770.
- 4 Iglesia San Juan Buatista de Carache, in the pueblo of Carache. A church that originally dates to 1554, although it pretty much had to be rebuilt in the 20th century after an earthquake in 1854. Has a noted masonry and oval door.
- 5 Cathedral de Nuestra Señora de La Paz. Built in 1662.
- 6 Monumento Virgen de la Paz (southwest of Trujillo). 07:45-17:00 daily. Said to be the tallest living monument in the Americas and the tallest Mary statue in the world, with what could be a chicken sitting in her right hand. She weighs 1200 tons, so you may want to consider stepping back if there's an earthquake.
- 7 Iglesia San Juan Bautista, in Valera. Gothic style church from the 1950s with two domes that resembles the Cathedral of Cologne somewhat.
- 8 Santuario Diocesano "Niño Jesus de Escuque", in the pueblo of Escuque. A Romanesque-Neo-classical style church from the early 20th century that is regarded for its 16th century venerated image of Jesus inside and also for where the popular Jose Gregorio Hernandez who was said to be able to perform miracles through intercession was baptized.