Carora trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Carora is a town in Lara State, Venezuela, on the Morere River, a branch of the Tocuyo River. It is about 54 miles southwest of Barquisimeto. Carora was founded twice. The first time, in the year 1569 by Juan de Tejo, but due to constant attacks from the indigenous population, it was abandoned, only to be refounded three years later (1572) by Juan de Salmanca. Carora flourished in colonial times having a population of nearly 10,000. As of 1911, the neighboring country was devoted principally to raising horses, mules and cattle; in addition to hides and leather, it exported rubber and other forest products. As of 2005 the main economic activity of the area is still cattle ranching, but on milk production and milk products. In the 1990s grapes and wine making became important.Carora has been the birthplace of very important people in knowledge different areas. Guitarist players Alirio Diaz and Rodrigo Riera; historians Gillermo Moron, Ismael Silva Montañes, Ambrosio Perera; lawyers Ambrosio Oropeza, Juan Oropeza, Antonio Oropeza; health science Dr. Pastor Oropeza; and lawyer and one of the writers of the 1961 Venezuelan Constitution Jose "Cheito" Herrera Oropeza; were born in this small Venezuelan city.Colleges and universities in Carora include Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado (UCLA), Universidad Nacional Experimental Politécnica Antonio José de Sucre (UNEXPO), National Open University, and Technological University Institute Mario Briceño Iragorry.Carora is in Central-Western Region. Use our Venezuela holiday maker website to arrange your visit to Carora and any other destinations in Venezuela that take your fancy.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Carora
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Carora
Duration:2 h 30 min
Places to visit with Carora
Recently planned trips to Carora
32 days in Venezuela BY A USER FROM SPAIN March, culture, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 42 days in Venezuela BY A USER FROM VENEZUELA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Carora BY A USER FROM VENEZUELA January, teens, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Carora BY A USER FROM VENEZUELA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium