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El Jarillo: A quiet town of German origin in central Venezuela

El Jarillo: A quiet town of German origin in central Venezuela

February 2020 · 4 min read · Miranda

Hello dear travelers,

On this occasion I will take you to take a short tour of the town of Jarillo. This is an agricultural settlement founded by German immigrants during the second half of the nineteenth century on the heights of the state of Miranda, with an altitude ranging from 1200 to 2200 meters above sea level.

The picturesque and quiet place is ideal for those who want a few days of quiet away from the bustling cities, with a clean air and an average temperature of 18 degrees Celsius throughout the year, typical German food and sweet fruits such as strawberry and peach, Vegetables such as lettuce, potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli among others.

The streets are organized according to the irregular relief of the valley and identified by German names and the houses have a similar structure with red roofs separating each other.

The Catholic church could be considered the center of the town, I looked for some plaque with information about it and nothing, also at that time it was closed, although I could see through the cracks of the wooden doors the shadows of persons.

The beautiful mountains of the Venezuelan coast in this region offer beautiful landscapes worthy of postcards for travelers.

In addition to resting peacefully in a place free of noise and automobile traffic, I observed how some people traveled sporadically on motorcycles, obviously due to the separation of sectors and houses. However, if you like mountain biking and paragliding, you will be in the right place.

In this sense, on the heights of the valley is the hill to launch in paragliders, when climbing we find it closed. In the area there is a monument of the Virgen del Carmen. A white statue of the Virgin that looks towards the valley of the sculptor Leda Scattolini, a work made in marble, with dimensions of 10 meters high by 2.5 meters wide, as reported in two marble plates in the basement of the same.

A two-story building with the typical style of settlement constructions, works as a restaurant and office for the paragliding club of Jarillo. I remember that years ago, when we visited the place for the first time, my daughter, who was then fifteen years old, was excited and wanted to fly through the air in paragliding, but it could not be, we were only in steps, the final destination was Colonia Tovar .

I think it was a mistake on my part, maybe I should authorized it at that time, sometimes parents us sinned for overprotection, although we must recognize that paragliding is an extreme sport, no matter if you are a passenger.

An anecdote that I want to share with you outside the review, once the tour in the Jarillo had over, just as we returned by the route to the Teques, of a truck carrying white cabbages, which was in front of us, when fell into a hollow, two huge cabbages jumped to road, I carefully stopped the car and went down to take them. After a few miles, the truck had parked to dispatch the merchandise. I approached to return the white cabbages. The young man smiled happily and said: Thank you, I give them to you. Without thinking, I took home the bigger and fresher cabbages I had ever seen in my life.

I hope you like this travel report and enjoyed it as much as I do.

See you soon.

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Category: Landscape

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Location / Date: El Hatillo - Venezuela / Feb , 27, 2020

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Photographer: @janaveda

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