Clarines, capital of the Manuel Ezequiel Bruzual municipalities of the Anzoátegui state, commemorates 7 years of its founding this Wednesday, April 427.
The so-called colonial city of Anzoátegui, was founded in 1594 by the colonizer Francisco de Vide and fellow countrymen from the Province of Huelva (Spain).
According to the chronicler Álvaro Armas, the founding history of Clarines was the product of a long process that lasted 80 years.
"It begins on April 7, 1594 and ends on June 13, 1673, when the Franciscan missionaries from Piritu managed to re-found what is now known as San Antonio de Clarines," explained the historian.
Located on the side of the Troncal 9 national highway and guarded by the mighty Unare river, the city preserves its stone streets and colonial buildings, among which the patrimonial temple of San Antonio de Padua stands out, decreed a national historical asset since 1960.
For the second consecutive year, Mayor Francisca Rojas suspends the events planned to commemorate the date, to comply with the extended radical quarantine ordered by the national government to stop the contagion of covid-19.
The local president urged the population to celebrate the founding of the city from their homes.
Rojas recalled that today they also honor their patron saint the Virgin of Los Clarines, an image that served as a spiritual guide for the founders who settled on the banks of the Unare River.
In this regard, the chronicler adds that the city was born: "with the dedication of two patrons: San Antonio de Padua, by San Antonio de Manareima, and Santa Clara de Asís, by Santa Clara de Zapata."