Caracas is the capital of Venezuela

Caracas is the capital of Venezuela
Caracas officially Santiago de León de Caracas, is the capital and largest city of Venezuela. It is located in the northern part of the country.


Caracas has a lot of sights and attractions. Some of them:

  • La Plaza Bolivar. Is located in the city center. It has statues of Simon Bolivar, and is close to Congress and other government buildings. It also displays nice examples of colonial architecture.
  • La Casa Natal de Simon Bolivar. Bolivar's birthplace, also downtown. One of the few well-preserved colonial buildings with some great paintings and a museum. Next door is the Museo Bolivariano with some of Bolivar's war relics. Metro La Hoyada.
  • Museo de Arte Colonial, this is a lovely old house and garden that hosts small concerts some weekends.
  • Universidad Central de Venezuela was designated a World Heritage Site by the UN in 2000. Designed by Venezuela's most famous architect, Carlos Raul Villanueva, the university campus, known as the Ciudad Universitaria is a sprawling complex considered a masterpiece of 1950s and 1960s architecture blended in with art. A stroll around the grounds, keeping an eye open for modern art works by artists such as Fernand Leger. Metro Ciudad Universitaria.
  • Jardin Botanico, located next to the Central University. is a well-kept garden with an impressive array of tropical plants and trees. Metro Ciudad Universitaria or Plaza Venezuela.
  • Parque del Este. This expansive park stretches on and holds many unexpected treats including a planetarium, a small zoo.
  • Centro de Arte La Estancia An art gallery situated in the middle of the lush and manicured gardens. Rotating exhibits by a variety of artists are shown.