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360o Roofbar

360o Roofbar (Av. Luís Roche de Altamira, 1a Transversal de los Palos Grandes, Caracas) — On top of a five-star hotel building (Hotel Altamira Suites) in the upscale district of Altamira, the 360 Roof Bar serves its patrons light snacks like pizzas, sushi and cocktails. The Altamira Suites’ penthouse has a three-level bar with a […]

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Capital Jazz & Bistro

Capital Jazz & Bistro (Centro Comercial Tolón, 5th Floor, Las Mercedes, Caracas) – located with a local shopping center, this venue is opened from Tuesdays to Sundays. Live jazz bands are booked there on Wednesday nights, Latin and other types of bands are there live on Friday nights, and there’s even Flamenco acts on Saturdays. […]

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Beach Bar

Beach Bar (Calle El Cristo, Pampatar, Margarita Island) – this bar is another destination for partygoers visiting Margarita Island. Even though it’s called a “bar”, it actually has a large beachside dancefloor – where daytime parties are often held. Along with cocktails and other drinks, light food is also served there.

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Avila Tei

Avila Tei (Av. San Felipe, Chacao, Caracas) – located in the Chacao district – one of the most upscale in Caracas, this Japanese restaurant is reputed to be the best in the country. Everything expected in such an establishment is found here – from sashimi to sushi and tempura, hot jasmine tea, and and even […]

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Alto

Alto (Primera Transversal de Los Palos Grandes, Caracas) — star chef Carlos Garcia cooks up a Mediterranean storm in his current venture: the Alto. The cozy restaurant only caters to eight tables at a time and guarantees an intimate experience and great service. The interiors are decorated in warm hues with excellent use of lighting. […]

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Café Casa Veroes

Café Casa Veroes (Veroes a Jesuitas #22 y 24, Boulevar Panteón, Caracas) – this open-air café is located in museum (Casa de Estudio de la Historia de Venezuela) that was once a home owned by the prominent Polar beer family. This restaurant serves a variety of local dishes, but is better-known for its high quality […]

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Aprile

Aprile (4ta Av. con 5ta Transversal, La Castellana, Caracas) – this Italian restaurant is considered one of the best in Caracas. Along with the variety of Italian dishes served, this place has atmosphere and fine décor, since much of Caracas’ “in crowd” dines here. Because of that, it is a popular “power lunch” destination. This […]

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Bus

Bus – Caracas has 43 Metrobus routes that cover various parts of the city, and charge the same fare as the Metro (subway) – using the same ticket. Some of these bus routes cover outerlying areas not covered by the Metro itself, and (in effect) connect such passengers to the last stop of a Metro […]

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Metrocable

Metrocable: those traveling through Caracas are likely to see gondola cars going from the nearby mountains into the city. These are “Metrocable” cars – transporting passengers from remote mountainous outskirts of the city to Metro (subway) stations in various parts of Caracas. The Metrocable links are shown in grey on the above-mentioned map of the […]

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Metro

Metro – Venezuela’s oil boom has afforded its government the opportunity to build a Metro subway system that runs through much of Caracas (inaugurated in 1983). There are four Metro lines, totaling 48 stations. The longest line, Line 1, goes east–west along the city axis. Line 2 goes from the center southwest to the distant […]