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Anchoring the eastern end of Plaza Bolívar, this is the national cathedral. The present-day church was built between 1665 and 1713, after the original building was destroyed in the 1641 earthquake. It's home to the personal Bolívar family chapel and features a painting by Rubens. Adjoining the cathedral is the Museo Sacro de Caracas, which has a good collection of religious art and sculpture, as well as colonial-era dress and relics and a delightful little cafe. Of ghoulish interest to many is the restored, yet still dank and dark, ecclesiastical prison once housed here. About half the museum exhibits here are in English.