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  2. Caracas - Wikipedia

    Caracas is also Venezuela's cultural capital, with many restaurants, theaters, museums, and shopping centers. Caracas has some of the tallest skyscrapers in Latin America, such as the Parque Central Towers. The Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas is one of the most important in South America.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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.

  7. Caracas Travel Guide | Caracas Tourism - KAYAK

    Caracas is the capital city of Venezuela, set in a beautiful valley overlooked by Avila Mountain. This is a city of great contrasts, excellent food, and edgy nightlife. There are some good museums, fine architecture, and one of the best galleries in South America at the Museo de Arte Colonial. Top 5 Reasons to Visit Caracas 1. Its Natural Beauty!

  8. Caracas - History | Britannica

    In 1577 Caracas acquired its status as a provincial capital. The city was sacked by English buccaneers in 1595, and its buildings were almost totally destroyed by two earthquakes in 1755 and 1812. During the 17th and 18th centuries, however, Caracas gradually emerged as the predominant urban centre of Venezuela.

  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. Caracas - Wikitravel

    Caracas is the capital and largest city of Venezuela. It is located in northern Venezuela, near the Caribbean . Understand La Candelaria, the center of Caracas Venezuela’s urban spirit can be discovered mainly from understanding Caracas, its capital city.

  11. Simón Bolívar International Airport (Venezuela) - Wikipediaón_Bolívar_International_Airport_(Venezuela)

    Maiquetía "Simón Bolívar" International Airport ( IATA: CCS, ICAO: SVMI, Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Maiquetía "Simón Bolívar") [1] is an international airport located in Maiquetía, Vargas, Venezuela, about 21 kilometres (13 mi) west of downtown Caracas, the capital of the country.