Sights in Caracas

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El Avila viewed from Parque del Este

El Avila viewed from Parque del Este

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Caracas Cathedral

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On the Plaza Bolivar. It has a very beautiful gold altar as well as paintings by Rubens

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San Francisco

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Note the colonial altars in the Church of San Francisco.

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El Ávila

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El Avila viewed from Parque del Este
El Avila viewed from Parque del Este

The first thing you'll notice when arriving Caracas is certainly El Ávila. This impressive mountain with 2000 m. up to the sea level, and 1000 m. up to Caracas is the most important place for all the caraqueños. It's a National Park and thousands of people go up there daily to excercize and breathe fresh air. You'll fall in love for sure as everyone in this city is!

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Museo Bolivariano

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Another museum dedicated to Simon Bolivar, El Libertador.

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Museo de los Ninos

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Banco Central

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The Banco Central has a museum that displays old coins, jewels and Bolivar’s sword.

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Casa Natal de Simón Bolívar

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Casa Natal de Simón Bolívar
Casa Natal de Simón Bolívar

Casa Natal means birthplace: it can only refer to the place where Simon Bolivar was born. It's a typical colonial house, there you'll find how venezuelans lived in the past. Simon Bolivar was named The Liberator (El Libertador) and his figure is practically devoted by everyone.

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El Calvario

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Big park at the top of a hill that affords an old church and a overall view of the city centre. In english, calvario means suffering, and it certainly is because to get to the top you've got to walk throug more tan a 100 steps! But up there, it's certainly beautiful

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Botanical Garden

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With its 70 has., the botanical garden of Caracas is quite impressive. Best if visited in the late afternoon.

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address:Within Ciudad Universitaria

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MACCSI

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This museum of contemporary art is one if the most important of the world, and it has the biggest collection of Latin America in its speciallity. Latin American artist are specially important in this collection.

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address:Complejo de Parque Central
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