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San Carlos de la Barra Fortress

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San Carlos de la Barra Fortress

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San Carlos de la Barra Fortress is a seventeenth century star fort protecting Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela.

It saw action in the Bombardment of Fort San Carlos during the Venezuelan crisis of 1902–03.[1]

It also served as a prison. Those held there included the poet Eduardo López Bustamante.


  1. ^ "Castillo de San Carlos de la Barra". Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
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