Catete (Angola)

Vera is a municipality of Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.

The walled, renaissance town of Vera is o­ne of the most important commercial centres in the region. Originally called Baria, it was located by sea near Villaricos. The Arabs moved it to the hill of Espiritu Santo, but a huge earthquake destroyed it in 1518. The tale goes that Queen Isabel climbed to top of this hill, fired an arrow and ordered that Vera be built where it landed. Vera as we know it was built in the 16th Century in the urban Renaissance style and later enlarged in 18th Century.

The main square, Plaza Mayor, has several noteworthy buildings. The Church de la Encarnación (1520), flanked by 4 great towers, was built as a fort to protect against the frequent Moorish attacks. Inside there are marvelous altarpieces, remarkable in their architecture. To the left of this is the Ayuntamiento (town hall) built in the 16th Century and renovated in the 18th Century. Here, o­n the ground floor, is the Ethnographic and Archaeological Museum, originally the barracks of civil guard. There are exhibits o­n history, folklore and local traditions. The town hall also houses the municipal archives.

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