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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. 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.

  8. Caracas - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

    Caracas está enmarcada dentro de un valle del sistema de la Cordillera de la Costa, separada del Mar Caribe a unos 15 km por el Parque Nacional Waraira Repano, una formación montañosa considerada por los caraqueños como un emblema y pulmón vegetal de la ciudad, así como uno de sus principales atractivos.

  9. 27 Caracas, Venezuela Facts You Will Be Surprised to Know

    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.

  10. Serie del Caribe 2023 en vivo: Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela

    La Serie del Caribe Gran Caracas 2023 tendrpa este viernes su segunda joranda de acción y el día lo cierran los Indios de Mayagüez de Puerto Rico y los Leones del Caracas de Venezuela ...

  11. Caracas — Wikipédia

    Caracas est le centre politico-économique et le cœur financier, commercial et culturel du pays. C’est aussi un centre artistique important, avec de nombreux musées, théâtres et galeries d'arts. La ville est classée 57e à l'indice Global Cities de 2012 2.