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What to see in Caracas

If you want to know what to see in Caracas this is the right post for you. Caracas is a place of many contrasts, where the path from the tentacular metropolis, made up of tourists and shopping centres, to the most worn-down areas is truly brief.

What to see in Caracas

If you want to know what to see in Caracas this is the right post for you. Caracas is a place of many contrasts, where the path from the tentacular metropolis, made up of tourists and shopping centres, to the most worn-down areas is truly brief.

Like most South American cities, Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, is a place of many contrasts, where the path from the tentacular metropolis, made up of tourists and shopping centres, to the most worn-down areas is truly brief.

Even they, however, play their part in everything and for everything for the nation’s reality. Caracas is a place where there’s lots of amazing things to see: discover them below.

Plaza Bolivar

Plaza Bolivar, Caracas

Dedicated to one of its most illustrious characters, the revolutionary Simón Bolívar, who has a statue dedicated to him in the centre of the piazza, where you can find the town hall, the Sacro Museum and the cathedral.

The piazza is one of the biggest places in Caracas and is one of the most important meeting points for locals and where its founder, Diego de Losada, founded the city in 1567.

Caracas Cathedral

Caracas Cathedral

Located, as previously mentioned, in Piazza Bolivar, it was built in 1567, and it is here that Bolívar was baptised in 1783.

Simón Bolívar’s House

Simón Bolívar's House

The national hero is celebrated everywhere, and it is easy to realise why his house has so quickly become a museum, where you can admire his personal objects and discover the accomplishments of a man who is still today called the “liberator”, not only in Venezuela, but in many South American nations.

Panteon Nacional

Panteon Nacional, Caracas

The Panteon Nacional is an ex-church, which has become the burial grounds for the most illustrious people of Venezuela.

The changing of the guards is very fascinating.

The central aisle is, once again, dedicated to Simón Bolívar, who rests in this very place.

Caracas’s parks

Caracas's Parks

Caracas and its surroundings have lots to offer, even from a naturalistic point of view. Here, in fact, there are points where nature grows contaminated, creating real and true spectacles.

The Los Chorros Park, located at the food of the Avila Mountain, is truly one of the places, with more than four hectares, that is renowned for its beautiful waterfalls.

Another place that stands out is the Parco del Est, perhaps the most famous in Caracas, ideal for those who love trekking and relaxing around various artificial lakes.

A special mention for the Parco Nazionale el Avila, located between the city and the sea. It was recently recovered and it allows you to look at the entire city and provides dreamy panoramas.

Here you can find rare flowers and plants, a real paradise for nature lovers, ideal for those who love long days dedicated to trekking, for those who want to walk for a few hours.

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