Cruz de San Clemente


St. Clement's Cross marks the spot where the first mass was officiated in South America in 1527. It is sheltered by a pavilion erected ordered by Marshal Juan Crisóstomo Falcón during his presidential tenure. As of October 2018, La Cruz de San Clemente is being devoured by millions of termites and wasp nests. The erosion of wooden cross creates a nesting habitat for pests that have colonized the cultural heritage asset.

The monument is located in the historical district of Santa Ana de Coro, a UNESCO World Heritage city, along with La Vela, in Falcon state, northern Venezuela.

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Jose Monsalve, Rector of the Church of San Clemente, shows the historic plaque stating in Latin "This is the same cross that Juan de Ampies erected in this place. Year 1527". Chorus, Falcon - Venezuela. Photo Jesus Romero, October 2018.

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Calle Falcon
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Coro
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Falcon State
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Venezuela

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