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  2. Caracas - Wikipedia

    Caracas is located along the Guaire River in the northern part of the country, within the Caracas Valley of the Venezuelan coastal mountain range (Cordillera de la Costa). The valley is close to the Caribbean Sea , separated from the coast by a steep 2,200-meter-high (7,200 ft) mountain range, Cerro El Ávila ; to the south there are more hills and mountains.

  3. Read a brief summary of this topic. Caracas, city, capital of Venezuela, and one of the principal cities of South America. It is Venezuela’s largest urban agglomeration and the country’s primary centre of industry, commerce, education, and culture. Founded in 1567 as Santiago de León de Caracas, the city grew slowly until the 1940s, after which it expanded by monumental proportions, and its influence came to extend to even the remotest parts of the country.

  4. Caracas, Venezuela 2023: Best Places to Visit - Tripadvisor

    About Caracas. Santiago de Leon de Caracas, Venezuela's capital, sits in Cerro Avila Valley, where mountain ranges soar 8000 feet from the Caribbean. Once inhabited by Toromaimo Indians, the city was founded by the Spanish in 1567. Chacao is the see-and-be-seen place to eat, drink and socialize, but restaurant destination Las Mercedes is one of the few places safe to walk around.

  5. Caracas travel - Lonely Planet | Venezuela, South America

    Caracas A sprawling metropolis choked with traffic, Caracas incites no instant love affairs. The political and cultural capital of Venezuela is densely overpopulated and hectic, with a solid dose of crime and pollution. Few sections of the city are pedestrian-friendly, most are downright dangerous and after dark, it's strictly taxis only.

  6. Caracas - Wikitravel

    Caracas is a fascinating city to explore, replete with excellent art, food and a bustling nightlife. The city grew slowly until the 1940s. In Caracas, the tallest skyscrapers are: Parque Central Towers, Banco Mercantil Building, BBVA Provincial Tower and The Twin Towers of El Recreo Shopping Mall in Sabana Grande district.

  7. Best Things to Do in Caracas, Venezuela - TripSavvy

    The Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art, also known as MACC, is a world-class museum located in Parque Central. It has over 5,000 works of art in its collection, which includes pieces by Picasso, Monet, Warhol, and Bacon. Admission is free and there are 13 halls in the museum, plus auditoriums, a garden courtyard, and a grand library.

  8. Caracas - History | Britannica

    The Caracas and La Guaira Railway was inaugurated, with pomp and ceremony, in 1883. This railroad climbed the steep coastal range and connected the Venezuelan capital with its Caribbean seaport. In the early 20th century, Caracas’s first urban real estate development, designed for the upper class, was built in suburban El Paraíso. A short time later, a development for the middle class was begun in Catia, to the west.

  9. THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Caracas, Venezuela - Tripadvisor

    Caracas, Venezuela35 contributions Entertaining Could be in better condition, but as everything the Venezuelan government takes they ruin it, good place to visit, best views of Caracas and the sea (La Guaira). It cost $20 each to ride the cable That's the tourist rate. Locals pay a lot less so try to pass as local.

  10. 27 Caracas, Venezuela Facts You Will Be Surprised to Know

    27 Caracas, Venezuela Facts You Will Be Surprised to Know. by admin April 21, 2021. (Last Updated On: October 11, 2021) Caracas, Venezuela interesting facts are full of knowledge, learning, fun, and surprise. Caracas is the capital of Venezuela and one of South America’s major cities. It is Venezuela’s largest metropolitan agglomeration and the country’s main industrial, commercial, educational, and cultural center.

  11. Caracas - People | Britannica

    During the 1950s, particularly, large numbers of Spaniards, Portuguese, and Italians settled in Caracas. By 1956, Caracas and the Federal District were the home of 42 percent of Venezuela’s 438,000 foreign residents. These immigrants and their descendants have tended to concentrate in certain barrios, or neighbourhoods, of the city. Internal migration has added significantly to the population growth rate of the capital city, as has a high index of natural fertility.