Caracas is a multinational city. The official language here is Spanish but the inhabitants of Caracas use so many different dialects, that it is generally difficult to imagine how they manage to understand each other.
So, what interesting places can you visit in Caracas? What are the attractions in the capital of Venezuela?
Tourist route to the sights of Caracas
The most famous place in Caracas is the Plaza Bolivar Square, where the statue of the Liberator is located – the famous Bolivar, a very significant person for Caracas, and indeed for the whole Venezuela.
Not far from the square is the Cathedral – Catedral de Caracas, where the ancestors of Bolivar are buried. Also nearby is the famous church of Iglesia de San Francisco, where Bolivar was proclaimed “Liberator of Venezuela”. The activities of Bolivar are connected with the Palace of Casa Natal, where Bolivar was born and grew up, and the National Pantheon, where Bolivar found his last refuge. You should also see such interesting places of Caracas as:
- Church of Iglesia de Nuestra;
- the church of Santa Capilla;
- the beautiful palace Palacio de Miraflor.
Museum Map of Caracas
Caracas is also famous for its museums. One of the most famous museums is the Bolivar Museum, which contains archives of various materials related to this famous person. No less popular and noteworthy:
- The Caracas Museum, which contains Venezuelan historical monuments;
- The Museum of Religious Art;
- the unusual Museum Bellas-Artes (consisting of two towers);
- Museum of Transport;
- Museum of Colonial Art;
- The Museum of Modern Art;
- The Museum of Natural History;
- The Art Museum;
- the unique Museo de Los Ninhos – children’s museum.
Caracas is famous for its cultural predilection for music and theater. It is in this city that the famous International Festival of Theaters is often held. That is why the Teatro Nacional (National Theater), the modern chamber ballet Ballet International de Caracas, and the Academy of Music are popular among the residents of Caracas.
What else to see in Caracas and the surrounding area?
Caracas is famous for its Olympic stadium, the large Rinconada hippodrome and the Botanical Garden, where there is a huge and interesting collection of cacti.
In the vicinity of Caracas there are National Park, resorts and beaches, and many other interesting places, such as one small mountain village where descendants of German colonists live, who have preserved their culture and traditions.
Venezuela and the most interesting places of Caracas are waiting for you!