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Táchira is a state in western Venezuela that’s crossed by the Andes Mountains. Its capital, San Cristóbal, has notable religious architecture, like the colonial Catedral de San Cristóbal and the Gothic Iglesia de San José church, with its towering spires. The city’s museums include the Museo del Táchira, with archaeological exhibits. The state is dotted with colonial towns, like Peribeca, northwest of the capital.