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José Prudencio Padilla Park

José Prudencio Padilla Lopez (Riohacha, Colombia, March 19, 1784 - Bogota, Colombia, October 2, 1828) hero of the independence of Colombia and Venezuela. It was the naval hero during the campaign for independence led by Simón Bolívar, creator of the Navy of Colombia and first admiral of Gran Colombia.

The remains of Admiral José Prudencio Padilla rest in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Remedies of Riohacha, which was later declared as National Heritage Colombia. Riohacha main square also named after the hero.

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Prudencio_Padilla


Riohacha, the capital of the department of La Guajira, Colombia


Since its inception the urban function of Our Lady of Remedies Riohacha was to contain the brave indigenous Wayuu and serve as a shelter for the Lords of the Canoas those with indigenous labor and exploited black pearl banks.

Riohacha or Rio de la Hacha was among the first towns founded in the sixteenth century, exactly in 1545 by the Spanish who fled from the lack of water in the city of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios del Cabo de la Vela. War and Eduardo Barrera Weildler have shown that Cabo de la Vela was indeed a pearl camp Hispanic Wayúu got to the brutal logic of the world economy at the time.

Since its inception the urban function of Our Lady of Remedies Riohacha was to contain the brave indigenous Wayuu and serve as a shelter for the Lords of the Canoas those with indigenous labor and exploited black pearl banks. Since then, there was the street where indigenous pearls "peruleaban" that is traded with pearls

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A: Cathedral of Our Lady of Remedies "Old Mello"

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The Cathedral of Our Lady of Remedies "Old Mello"The Cathedral of Our Lady of Surrender known as the ...

Cathedral of Our Lady of Remedies "Old Mello"

B: Playa Turistica Riohacha I

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Beaches of Riohacha, faces against the Caribbean Sea tourist area of the city, known for its indigeno...

Playa Turistica Riohacha I

C: Pilares Avenida la Marina Riohacha La Guajira

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Beaches of Riohacha, faces against the Caribbean Sea tourist area of the city, known for its indigeno...

Pilares Avenida la Marina Riohacha La Guajira

D: Multi-ethnicity Monument Guajira

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Beaches of Riohacha, faces against the Caribbean Sea tourist area of the city, known for its indigeno...

Multi-ethnicity Monument Guajira

E: Palmera Playa Turistica Riohacha Guajira

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Beaches of Riohacha, faces against the Caribbean Sea tourist area of the city, known for its indigeno...

Palmera Playa Turistica Riohacha Guajira

F: Playa

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G: Muelle Turistico 1

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Tourist Pier Beaches of Riohacha, faces against the Caribbean Sea tourist area of the city, known for...

Muelle Turistico 1

H: Playa Turistica Riohacha III

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Beaches of Riohacha, faces against the Caribbean Sea tourist area of the city, known for its indigeno...

Playa Turistica Riohacha III

I: Artesania Wayuu Riohacha La Guajira

door MAURICIO RAMIREZ, 370 hier vandaan

Wayuu handicrafts Beaches of Riohacha, faces against the Caribbean Sea tourist area of the city, know...

Artesania Wayuu Riohacha La Guajira

J: Playa Espolon Riohacha

door MAURICIO RAMIREZ, 380 hier vandaan

Beaches of Riohacha, faces against the Caribbean Sea tourist area of ​​the city, known for its indige...

Playa Espolon Riohacha

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