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Established in 1620 as Cagua la Vieja, a town of original spaniards, Cagua was rebuilt in its current location in 1622 with the new name of Nuestra Senora del Rosario de Cagua, which was changed to San Jose de Cagua during the 18th century. The city is now known as Cagua.

Cagua is an small city, we could find a lot of squares, its weather is tropical-heat. It's ones of the most important cities of Aragua state because it's close to Maracay, the capital city of Aragua and even closer to Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela. Cagua has been, for a long time, an important industrial zone.

One of it's most important places are Casa Guipuzcoana and the Mountain "El Empalado", where original aboriginal were burned alive by spaniard colonizerds; this mountain is a great mine of marmol and a typical plant reserve such as Araguaney, Saman, Bucare and Apamate.

Interesting Places

Sucre square

Casa Guipuzcoana

Marmol Mines

Empalado Mountain

Old Mill

Saint Joseph Church

Taiguaiguay Lake

The name

The origin of the name Cagua, comes from a aborigin voice "Cahiua", it means snail

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