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The department of the Beni offers al visiting a natural beauty that is characterized for a multicolored and exuberant flora and a fauna without limits. It represents an important sample of the culture and the archeology pre-Colombian, whose remainders inhabited the zone does approximately five thousand years. Not less significant they are the temples of the missions that, besides being direct witnesses of colonial histories, they are emphasized for their private beauty.

 

The Beni is located al northeastern of the Republic of Bolivia , limited al north with the department of Pando and the Republic of the Brazil; to the south with the departments of Cochabamba and Santa Cruz; to the East this with Brazil and Santa Cruz and to the Western with Pando and La Paz. Has an extension of 213.654 Km2 and a population of 362.521 habitants (Census of 2001). The capital of the department is the city of Trinidad (236 m.s.n.m.), situated among the 14º 45' 20" of south latitude and the 64º 48' of western length of the meridian of Greenwich. The department of Beni counts on 8 provinces and 48 cantons.

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La Catedral de Trinidad

It built in 1931 - of academic style - the Church of masonry counts on objects of great value by its antiquity and its artistic characteristics.

 

The cloths are emphasized like that of " Nuestra Señora de Belén ”, carried out by artisans of the Cuzco; the birth of the “ Niño Dios ”, painted in Guamaga; various Roman, Neapolitan lumps, quiteños and of cuzco, as well as a custody enameled with fine stones.

 

Anillo de Circunvalación

Construction of stone and cement of approximately a meter of wide for two meters of height that surrounds the city to avoid floods in epoch of rains.

 

Puente Pompeya

Bridge of wood built in the city of Trinidad to unite a part of the city with the neighborhood of Pompeya, where the rural market is found characterized by offer al visiting different products of the place as banana, yucca and other fruits.

 

Also it is recommended to visit the Cut of Judicial District that is characterized for its old construction; the Main Plaza of Trinidad, the Central Market, the laundry of cars , the monument to Pedro Ignacio Muiba and the monument al Father Jesuit Cipriano Barace, founder of Trinidad.

 

Casco Viejo

 In the north part the Casco Viejo is found whose architecture is colonial, with extensive streets paved and running wide that protect of the strong own solar rays of the tropical climate.

 

Templos de las diversas misiones de la colonia

The region counts on beautiful constructions that date from the 17th century. Of the walls they take down fine cloths decorated and a series of religious motives can be appreciated, pulpits of a delicate one carved, grilles of wood and ceilings of tile, conserving the architectural style of the time of the Missions.

 

Among the most important temples they are found San Lorenzo , San Ignacio, San Javier, San Francisco de Borja, San Pedro, Templo de Reyes, Templo de la Exaltación de la Santa Cruz and of Nuestra Señora de Santa Ana y Baures. Not less important are the Templo de San Joaquín , San Ramón and Nuestra Señora María Magdalena.

 

San Ignacio de Moxos

Folk capital of the Beni. All the year can be practiced sports like the swimming, water skiing, fishing and to go sailing to oar and motor. This population is famous for their annual festival in which the settlers dress of " toritos " and " mamas " to leave for the main streets in devotion to San Ignacio. At the party the famous cane cutters they are emphasized and the groups of musicians that participate with fantastic musical instruments carried out by them same. It is a full festival of happiness and color that the visitor cannot lose.

 

Loreto

First Mission Jesuit of Moxos.

Historic and religiously important because in this population the following miracle occurred: the image of La Virgen de Loreto spilled tears the days 4, 5, 6 and October 7, 1959. Many pilgrims respond to Loreto in these dates with devotion.

 

Loma Chuchini

Its name signifies burrow of the tigre, concentrates great quantity of these cats. It is one of the 20.000 artificial hills that integrate the agricultural and hydraulic system of the culture Moxeña. Of great cultural and historic wealth with traces of its pre-Colombian past, counts on an archeological museum with more than 1.000 pieces of great value for the national heritage. It presents ecological paths that communicate eight artificial hills by means of embankments surrounded by 90 species of bird life, more than 100 of flora and 15 families of fish. We find in its traveled through Lagoons with a full floating island of trees and variety of ferns, great quantity of lizards and caymans. Also we find an ideal artificial Lagoon to take baths, to fish or to sail to the river Ibaré.

 

 

Guayaramerín

Is the Bolivian north main port. For the gastronomic delight , is possible to be served delicious dishes of fish.

Riberalta

Also in the province Vaca Díez, the population is found of Riberalta, attractive by its constructions in wood, palms and other abundant and own materials of the place. In spite of trying a small locality, jumps in sight the good line of its streets and avenues. Population of 80.000 inhabitants, with streets perfectly urbanized that they contrast the color of the flat with the trees since the streets are of gravel or small stones. Among their main tourist attractions they are found La Plaza de Riberalta , La Catedral de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, La Lancha Tahuamanu that I carry combatants in the war of the Acre. Also we have El Puerto Capitanía where the embarkations arrive that all the arrive from rivers. Likewise , to 8 Km. of Riberalta, is found El Arroyo del Prado and a artificial spa with the same name.

 

Santa Ana del Yacuma

Capital cattle raiser of the Beni, with green apt meadows for the agricultural activity and cattle raiser. The suburban area constitutes a tourist attraction because presents zones for the sports fishing.

 

Loma Suárez

Twelve kilometers al northeastern of Trinidad and on the banks of the river Ibaré - known in the zone by its tepid and crystalline water - is found the hill artificial Loma Suarez. It is a matter of an ideal natural setting to appreciate beautiful landscapes, birds and animals of diverse species.

 

Puerto Ballivián

Nine kilometers of the city of Trinidad and road to Loma Suarez, is located Puerto Ballivián. This place has become a spa natural where the visitor can appreciate interesting forest landscapes and animals of diverse species. The river Ibaré is ideal to sail in canoe and to practice the sports fishing.

 

Laguna Suárez

It is a matter of an artificial Lagoon located five kilometers of the capital one beniana. The Lagoon Suarez was built by the old civilization Paititiana that baptized it as Socoreno (Laguna de animales / Animals Lagoon). Later, the place was acquired by the Suarez Hnos. Company, who they changed him the original name and they baptized it as the Lagoon Suarez. The beautiful natural view converts al place in a tourist attraction. In its heavenly edges an area called is found “ El Tapacaré ”, same that covers an approximate surface of eleven hectares.

 

Cachuela Esperanza

It located in the jurisdiction of the province Vaca Díez , Cachuela Esperanza possesses a pleasant climate and is rich in flora, fauna and stockbreeding. The sector extensively is known by its production of rubber, chestnut and wood. The outskirts that abut with the river Beni are of an incomparable natural beauty. The abrupt falls of water, generated by the rocky unevennesses of the place, they have originated that this be known as Cachuela.

 

Puerto Almacén

To 8 Km. from the city on the banks of the river Ibaré this natural spa is found. The visitor will carry out an adventure of daydreams al to travel through in canoe to oars the water of the river in which will be able to appreciate freshwater dolphins, fish and animals of the zone. Here can delight with finenesses in based on dishes fish.

 

Puerto Varador

To 13 Km. from the city on the banks of the river Mamoré, constitutes a port of a lot of commercial importance since crosses along the highway La Paz - Trinidad. He possesses extensive beaches, with tepid water that invite to take pleasant baths, walks in rowboat and abundant fishes. It is the port that unites al Beni with the region of El Chapare in Cochabamba and at present counts on a service of floating hotel, what permits to do a traveled through exciting and rich in experiences by the extensive and marvelous river.

 

Rurrenabaque
He is an exotic population where he is possible to find sculptures on the granite rock in the " Cañón del Bala ". In the designs snakes they excel and an animals representations variety. Rurrenabaque has the necessary thing to enjoy a good fishing (especially of species as the surubí, golden, tile, pacú and piraíbas). Its plain is plagued of exuberant vegetation and the presence of many species, some of them in danger of extinction. Rurrenabaque is the door of income to one of the most beautiful places of the amazonía Bolivian as is El Madidi.

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