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Caracas, Venezuela

El Monumento a la Paz

Dr. Farid Mattar's Monument of Peace. 

The Monument for the Peace was erected by Dr. Farid Mattar in 1963 as an ecological monument and a tribute to recycling.

Constructed only with stones and leftovers from construction sites all over the city of Caracas, each stone was placed, according to Mattar’s own words, “in the name of each Venezuelan newborn boy and girl.”

Mattar, who is Lebanese, had “El Monumento a la Paz” represent Venezuela in the international meeting of the World Lebanese Cultural Union (instituted to promote the cultural aspects of the Lebanese people throughout the world), of which he is a founder.

The monument is located in the city of Caracas, Venezuela, in Colinas de Bello Monte, where Mattar lives, and where he started construction in 1963 of the Monument for the Peace. A unique work, it is a temple of understanding.

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