About 8% of Venezuela’s people are Protestant, and the remaining percentage of the population practice another religion, or are athiest.
There is also a small muslim community, across several of Venezuela’s 23 states, as well as a small Jewish community located in Venezuela’s capital city of Caracas.
Andrés Bello is also pictured on the 2,000 Venezuelan bolívar and 20,000 Chilean peso currency notes.
Venezuela’s music scene is diverse, and ranges from traditional genres from Venezuela’s indigenous peoples, to modern pop & rock, other western mustical styles.
Although baseball is tremendously popular (it's the national pastime), football (soccer) is also gaining popularity, due to the increasing performance of the Venezuela national football team.
Before you travel to Venezuela on vacation, you’ll want to learn about the great people of Venezuela.
Venezuela’s art movement was dominated by religious themes until the late 1800s when Modernism became popular form of art in Venezuela.
Just some of Venezuela’s most famous artists include Arturo Michelena, and Armando Reverón.
The great architect of the Venezuelan modern era was Carlos Raúl Villanueva, who designed the Universidad Central de Venezuela, (a World Heritage Site) and its Aula Magna.Indigenous musical styles are sort of a crucible of Venezuelan cultural inheritances, most exemplified by groups like Un Solo Pueblo and Serenata Guayanesa. The typical or representative musical styles are mainly from the llanos area and its surroundings, such as Alma Llanera (by Pedro Elías Gutiérrez and Rafael Bolivar Coronado).The Gaita (music style) is also a popular style, played generally during Christmas, typical of the Zulian region. Venezuela is also known for their world famous baseball players, such as Luis Aparicio, who is in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York (USA).The people of Venezuela have a rich cultural history that’s been shaped by American Indian, Spanish, African, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, and South American influences.Over 1,700 miles (2,800 kilometers) of Venezuela’s northern coastline touch the Caribbean sea, and that Caribbean influence is visible in Venezuela’s historic buildings, architecture, and art.The Spaniards assimilated the Aboriginal culture and over the years, the hybrid culture has diversified throughout the various regions.Venezuelan art is gaining attention within and outside the country.About 85% of Venezuelans live in the northern part of the country that stretches up to the Caribbean sea.The European immigrants to Venezuela came primarily from Spain, however in the middle of the 20th century, many German, Italian, North American, and Portuguese people immigrated to Venezuela in search of oil wealth.Venezuelan culture has been shaped by indigenous, Spanish, and African influences dating back as early as the colonial period.Before this period, indigenous culture was expressed in art (petroglyphs), crafts, architecture (shabonos), and social organization.