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Teatro Teresa Carreño

Teatro Teresa Carreño (Final Av. Paseo Colón, Los Caobos, Caracas) – located within the Parque Central area and a short walk away from the Ateneo de Caracas, this is the home of the Orquestra Sinfónica de Venezuela. There are also popular concerts, opera productions, ballets and plays held here. It is the second-largest theater in […]

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Plaza Bolívar

Plaza Bolívar (central Caracas) – this square is located in the historic center of the capital, which include a statue of Simón Bolívar, which was unveiled in 1874. In recent times, it has been a rallying point for supporters of (now deceased) Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

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Paseo Los Próceres

Paseo Los Próceres (Caracas) – located in the southern part of the city, this is a lengthy public promenade with monuments dedicated to the region’s independence heroes. There are also fountains, gardens, and areas ideal for rollerblading, biking and jogging. Located with its vicinity is the military installation Fuerte Tiuna (Fort Tiuna), and the country’s […]

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Parque Cueva del Indio

Parque Cueva del Indio (Av. Principal Solar del Hatillo, Caracas) – located on the southeastern outskirts of Caracas, this area was declared a park in April 1983, and its inauguration was held in 1986. The main attraction here is a mountain with over 30 caves Among the vegetation which can be seen in the park […]

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Museum of Colonial Art Quinta Anauco

Museum of Colonial Art / Quinta Anauco (Av. Panteón, San Bernardo, Caracas) – this museum, opened in 1942, has various items from the country’s Spanish colonial era – from religious statues, to oil paintings of prominent locals, wood furniture and cabinets, house ware items, etc. Cultural events are occasionally held here as well. Admission: 40 […]

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Margarita Island

Margarita Island – this is a popular vacation enclave, located less than 20 minutes from the Venezuelan mainland, and over 100 miles from Caracas. There are also ferry departure points for Margarita Island from the towns of Puerta la Cruz and Cumana, both of which are several hours east of Caracas on the northern coast […]

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National Art Gallery

Galería de Arte Nacional / GAN (Av. Sur 17, b/w Av. Bolivar and Av. México, Caracas) – located a couple of blocks west of the Ateneo de Caracas cultural center (within the Plaza Morelos district), the is the city’s national art gallery (founded in 1976). Various works of art are displayed here (over 4,000 pieces […]

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Catedral de Caracas

Catedral de Caracas (Avenida Sur, Caracas) – this is the seat of the Roman Catholic Metropolitan archdiocese of Caracas, which faces the Plaza Bolívar. It is also located a short walk from Simón Bolívar’s birthplace. Not far away is the burial site of Bolívar’s wife and parents. Originally built in 1666, it was damaged due […]

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Parque Nacional El Avila

Parque Nacional El Avila (Caracas) – this park is within the Cerro El Ávila mountain range, which is just north of Caracas, and effectively separates it from the Caribbean coastline. The tallest part of this mountain range (which also acts as a backdrop to the city skyline when one looks north) is Pico Naiguatá – […]

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Parque Central

Parque Central (Av.Lecuna e/Av. Libertador, El Conde, Caracas) – despite its name (which is Spanish for “Central Park”), this is actually a housing, commercial and cultural development. This includes the twin towers of Parque Central (at 225 meters in height, they are the second-largest skyscrapers in Latin America). This area is close to the city’s […]