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TAXI

TAXI – most taxis that operate in Caracas are white vehicles with yellow plates. Many of them can be found at fixed taxi stands, as well as in front of shopping malls throughout the city. Since these taxis are unmetered, passengers are advised to negotiate the rate to their destination with the driver before boarding. […]

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CAR RENTALS

CAR RENTALS – the following car rental agencies operate in Caracas: Avis Rent a Car: (58) 212 959-5822 Budget Rent a Car: (58) 212 603-1360 Hertz: (58) 212 952-0717 Thirifty: (58) 212 952-9981 Unirent: (58) 212 655-7200

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Castillo de la Asunción

Castillo de la Asunción (Cantarrana La Asunción, Margarita Island) – a.k.a. Castillo de Santa Rosa, this Spanish colonial fort was built in the 17th Century to protect the island from pirate raids. It currently attracts many visitors, since it offers a great view of the town of Asunción (which the fort was named after).

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Castillo de Pampatar

Castillo de Pampatar (Margarita Island) – this fortress was built in the 17th century to protect the port of Pampatar from attacks by pirates and privateers. F or a long time it was the most sophisticated military construction of the island and is currently one of the best preserved from the colonial era. Its base […]

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Casa Natal de Simón Bolívar

Casa Natal de Simón Bolívar (Av. Sur 1 e/Av. Universidad, Caracas) – this is the birthplace of revered Venezuelan leader Simón Bolívar (who liberated Venezuela and other South American countries from Spanish rule) – a destination for patriotic Venezuelans and South American historians. There is also an adjacent museum that’s dedicated to him – “Museo […]

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Ateneo de Caracas

Ateneo de Caracas (Av. La Salle de la Colina, Qta. La Colina, Caracas) — Ateneo de Caracas (known in English as The Caracas Athenaeum) is a cultural institution centered on the arts. It is currently located in Macaracuay, at the southeast corner of Caracas (near Venevision studios), after having been expelled by the Bolivarian government […]

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About Venezuela

Venezuela was among the first countries colonized by the Spaniards due to Christopher Columbus’ voyages into the Americas in 1492. A Spanish expedition conducted along the country’s northern coast in 1499 caused them to name it “Venezuela”, because the explorers compared it to Venice (particularly because many of the indigenous tribes’ homes were built over […]