Ciudad Bendita

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Ciudad Bendita
Genre Telenovela, drama, Comedy
Created by Leonardo Padrón
Directed by César Bolívar
Starring Marisa Román
Roque Valero
Juan Carlos García
Carlos Montilla
Alba Roversi
Opening theme "Ciudad Bendita" by Roque Valero
Ending theme "Ciudad Bendita" by Roque Valero
Country of origin Venezuela
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 214[1]
Producer(s) Carolina De Jacovo
Location(s) Caracas
Running time 40-44 minutes
Production company(s) Venevisión
Distributor Venevisión International
Original network Venevisión
Original release July 25, 2006 – April 4, 2007
Preceded by Los Querendones
Followed by Voltea pa' que te enamores

Ciudad Bendita is a Venezuelan telenovela produced and broadcast by Venevisión and distributed internationally by Venevisión International. The telenovela is an original story written by Leonardo Padrón.[2]

Marisa Román and Roque Valero star as the main protagonists. Since January 9, 2012, the telenovela has aired in Venezuela through cable channel Venevision Plus to repeated 4pm at 11:30 pm.


Ciudad Bendita is a story of love set in the heat of a popular market, a love story between two peddlers, two losers, two people of the heap, as anonymous as any. Bendita Sanchez has a detail that obscures her beauty: she has a limp. On a bus trip back to Caracas she meets Juan Lobo, an ugly man that dreams of becoming a musician and he instantly falls in love with her.

The problem is that Bendita happens to love another: Yunior Mercado, a metrosexual playboy. And although Juan Lobo composes various songs to win her favor, she just sees him as a friend.

Ciudad Bendita is a great tribute to unrequited love, but It is also the story of a country, a people, an entire community living on poverty, a handful of survivors who dream of learning the key to happiness in the muddy streets of a Latin American city.


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