The city of San Juan de los Morros is dominated by the surrounding mountains, which contrast with the plains of the rest of the Guarico state. It is a rare geological formation known as the "Arístides Rojas Natural Monument". The monument consists of a collection of morros, or rounded hills and mountains, formed by ancient coral reefs which were pushed above sea level to create those coastal mountains by a tectonic plate movement. The high peaks of the morros, reaching up to 1'060 m, make the monument a popular spot among rock climbers.
Venezuela 1964, Arístides Rojas Natural Monument.