Pequeña Cruz en Plaza La Cruz
Since the 1970's this wooden cross names the square where is located, Plaza La Cruz. The square is the place for social gatherings in El Calvario. Mr. Santos, a Colombian carpenter neighbor, crafted the cross. Before leaving Venezuela, Mr. Santos gave the…

Imagen de la Virgen de El Carmen
This "imagen de vestir" (a type of processional sculpture intended to be clothed) represents "Our Virgin of Mount Carmel". It is made of polychrome wood. The Virgin holds Baby Jesus on her lap. Jesus's right-hand holds a scapular in a delicate gesture. The…

Capilla El Calvario
The Chapel Santa Rosalia, for years, was the center of religious meeting of the parishioners of El Hatillo until the Santa Rosalia church in Palermo was built. Today, the temple remains closed, it only opens its doors during Holy Week and during the celebration…

Gruta Virgen del Carmen y Fachada Escuela Maria May
This school opened in 1961 as El Hatillo Pre-K Institute. In 1962, the school became an Elementary School and changed its name to Maria May School, honoring Maria May (1882-1971), a beloved school teacher remembered by the oldest members of the community.…

Mural de El Cacao
Painted Cocoa Mural on the façade of a house in El Calvario neighborhood. The owner asked for a mural related to cocoa because it is a product he works with.

Bodega de Señora Paula
Ms Paula’s Grocery Store This small corner store was founded by Ms. Paula Noriega Deguias, a neighbor from the high area of El Calvario community. Ms. Paula sold in this store groceries, ice cream, snow cones, sodas, and beer, mostly on the weekends and on…

Gruta Virgen de El Carmen
The “Virgen del Carmen” Grotto is a niche built with river stones, concrete, and adobe by the people of El Calvario town. This construction is part of the Maria May School facade. The grotto, shaped as an arch, has a wood frontispiece. The sculptures' niche…

Fachada Escuela Maria May
This school opened in 1961 as El Hatillo Pre-K Institute. In 1962, the school became an Elementary School and changed its name to Maria May School, honoring Maria May (1882-1971), a beloved school teacher remembered for the oldest members of the community.…