El Valle

El Valle churchThe town of El Valle is known for its church, and for La Virgen del Valle (the Virgin of the Valley).

La Virgen del Valle is the patron saint of eastern Venezuela and the Navy. On September 8th, we celebrate her holiday with a massive procession in her honor.

Many people from all over the country come to the island just for this day.

El ValleThe current church was finished in 1940.

The parishioners come throughout the year to visit the Virgin in her sanctuary.

The Diocesan Museum is located next to the church. Here you can admire all the offerings from the parishioners, the dresses of the Virgin, objects belonging to the church and paintings containing numerous depictions of the Virgin Mary and some of her miracles.

The museum is open from 9.00 a.m. to 12 pm, and from 2.00 p.m. until 5.00 p.m.

Tel: 0295 287 07 10

Museum General Santiago MarinoAlso in El Valle, you can find La Casa del General Santiago Mariño, the home of General Santiago Mariño who was a hero of the Venezuelan War of Independence. It is a beautiful colonial house that contains a variety of colonial furniture, paintings of the time, and classic objects from this period in Venezuelan history. The museum is only open in the morning.

You can easily get to El Valle from La Asuncion if you take the road through the mountains. It is a beautiful route that gives you an outstanding view of the city of Porlamar.