41 Sights in Caracas, Venezuela (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Caracas, Venezuela. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 41 sights are available in Caracas, Venezuela.

Sightseeing Tours in Caracas

1. Teatro Principal de Caracas

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The main theater of Caracas is a space dedicated to the representation of operas, musical shows, cultural and plays. It is located in the historic center of the city of Caracas, Venezuela, specifically in the adjacencies of the Plaza Bolívar. It was inaugurated on April 18, 1931, being a work of the architect Gustavo Wallis Legórburu. In his time it was the first building in Venezuela that had a steel frame, front balcony and an acoustic treatment on the walls. It was also the second main cinema of the capital city with 760 seats for the public. In May 1935, the legendary Carlos Gardel offered one of his last performances since he would perish a month later on June 24 in Medellín (Colombia). Since then, this space is recognized by the Caracas as a symbolic site of the tango and the theater. In 1953 he was remodeled, which caused part of the Art Deco interior decoration. In 1990 it became a Mexican film room. It remained closed for several years until it was reopened in July 2011, within the framework of the Bicentennial of the Independence of Venezuela. This theater was reopened by the Government of the Capital District (GDC) and the Mayor's Office of Caracas, after a facade restoration process, lobby, monumental lighting, elevator, tramoya and scene. It has 710 seats, distributed in patio, 465; First balcony, 123; and second balcony, 122. This remodeling was not an isolated event, but was part of the recovery of the historic center of Caracas undertaken during the Hugo Chávez government that rescued old theaters, movie theaters and historical houses that had ended as commercial spaces Like shoe stores. The headquarters of Caracas and the District Theater Company are currently operating on it.

Wikipedia: Teatro Principal (Caracas) (ES)

2. Estatua de María Lionza

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Estatua de María Lionza

María Lionza is a large statue depicting the titular goddess, María Lionza, riding a tapir. The original is located on Sorte mountain in Yaracuy, said to be the goddess' home. A replica is located between lanes of the Francisco Fajardo freeway next to the University City campus of the Central University of Venezuela, in Caracas. The original was created by Alejandro Colina in 1951 to sit outside the university's Olympic Stadium for that year's Bolivarian Games; it was moved to the highway in 1953 and, after several years in storage with the replica on display in its place, was illicitly relocated to Sorte in 2022. The replica is a cast made by Silvestre Chacón in 2004; it has received generally negative reactions, and its construction damaged the original. It remains on the highway, while another replica is also at Sorte.

Wikipedia: María Lionza (statue) (EN)

3. Biserica Ortodoxă Română „Sf. Împ. Constantin și Elena”

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Church of St. Constantine and St. Helena, located in El Hatillo at the south-east of Caracas. It was donated by the Orthodox Church of Venezuela and the Government of Romania to the Orthodox community living in the capital of Venezuela. The land for its construction was donated by the Mayor. There are only 15 religious temples of its kind in the world and only two of them are outside Romania. It was built by craftsmen from the Maramureș region in Transylvania, it was assembled without nails or metal objects in the structure and it is adorned with religious neo-Byzantine paintings. The bell tower rises more than 30 meters. All the pieces of wood for ceilings and walls, were brought from Romania, according sacred traditions to avoid similarities with the hardware and martyrdoms of the crucifixion.

Wikipedia: Church of St. Constantine and Helena (Caracas) (EN)

4. Mezquita Ibrahim Al-lbrahim

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The Mosque Ibrahim Ibin Abdul Aziz Al-Ibrahim or Caracas Mosque is a mosque in the El Recreo district of Caracas, Venezuela. It is the second largest mosque in Latin America after the King Fahd Islamic Cultural Center in Buenos Aires. Mirroring modern Venezuela's religious tolerance and its oil realpolitik the construction of the mosque began in 1989 by Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Ibrahim Al Ibrahim. The mosque designed by architect Zuhair Fayez occupies an area of 5000 m², its minaret is 113 metres high and the dome is 23 metres high. Construction of the mosque was completed in 1993. The mosque can hold around 3500 worshipers. Rising higher between the Catholic Cathedral a few blocks away and the Caracas Synagogue, the minaret is the highest in the Americas.

Wikipedia: Mosque of Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Ibrahim (EN)

5. Aula Magna de la UCV

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Aula Magna de la UCV Riccio Leon / CC BY 2.0

The Aula Magna is an auditorium at the Central University of Venezuela. It is located within the University City of Caracas, next to the University's main library building. The hall was designed by the Venezuelan architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva in the 1940s and built by the Danish company Christiani & Nielsen from 1952–53. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in November 2000 for being artistically and architecturally significant. The most notable feature of the hall is its acoustic 'clouds', which serve both aesthetic and practical functions. They are an element of the hall's design which contributed to the science of interior space acoustics, though the building exterior is also architecturally significant.

Wikipedia: Aula Magna (Central University of Venezuela) (EN)

6. Iglesia San Juan Bautista

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The Parish Church "San Juan Bautista" is a Roman Catholic church located on Avenida San Martín, in front of Plaza Capuchinos and to the right of the 19 de Abril School, in the San Juan Parish in the city of Caracas, Venezuela. It is a temple of Catholic worship that has three naves: the central nave, where the High Altar is located, and the side naves, one where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved, and in the other where an image of Christ Crucified can be seen. It also has a parochial school and a parish office.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Juan Bautista (Caracas) (ES)

7. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas

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Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art is a museum of modern art located in the Parque Central Complex in Caracas, Venezuela. It was founded on 30 August 1973 by the journalist and art patron Sofía Ímber, also its director from 1973 to her dismissal in the Chavist cultural revolution of 2001. It opened in 1974 and was the first museum in Venezuela to offer a specialist art library, a formal children's and adults' learning area, a special education department for the blind, and a multimedia arts centre.

Wikipedia: Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art (EN)

8. Catedral de Caracas

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Catedral de Caracas Alexis Carmona / CC BY 3.0

The Caracas Cathedral or Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Anne is the seat of the Roman Catholic Metropolitan archdiocese of Caracas, located on the Plaza Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela. Its chapel of the Holy Trinity is the burial site of the parents and wife of Simón Bolívar. The Nuestra Senora de Venezuela y Santa Ana is a square (cuadra) situated between the cathedral and the central plaza, which is walled on three sides, but open to the east where it faces the cathedral.

Wikipedia: Caracas Cathedral (EN)

9. Plaza O'Leary

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Plaza O'Leary Guillermo Ramos Flamerich / CC BY 2.5

Plaza O'Leary is a public space in Caracas, Venezuela. It is located in the central area of that city, in the El Silencio Reurbanization of the Cathedral Parish of the Libertador Municipality; specifically between Bolívar, Sucre and San Martín avenues, a point known as the "Y". It is named after the Irishman Daniel O'Leary, who fought in the Venezuelan independence army alongside Simón Bolívar, Antonio José de Sucre and José Antonio Páez.

Wikipedia: Plaza O'Leary (ES)

10. Iglesia San Pedro

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The Basilica of St. Peter the Apostle is a copy of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, in smaller proportions; unlike the Vatican Basilica, it is listed as a minor basilica and was founded in 1952. It is located in the parish of San Pedro de Caracas, Urbanización los Chaguaramos, being this virtual space used as a means for evangelization, to be in contact with its parishioners and anyone who wishes to have edifying readings.

Wikipedia: Basílica de San Pedro Apóstol (ES)

11. Parque El Calvario

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Parque El Calvario Guillermo Ramos Flamerich / CC BY 2.5

Ezequiel Zamora Park, also known throughout its history as Paseo Guzmán Blanco - Paseo Independencia - Parque El Calvario - El Calvario, is a public space in Caracas, Venezuela located in the central area of that city to the west of the El Silencio Redevelopment, between the Cathedral and San Juan parishes of the Libertador Municipality. It has an area of 17 hectares that occupy green areas, gardens, monuments and squares.

Wikipedia: El Calvario (Caracas) (ES)

12. Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero

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The Alejandro Otero Museum (MAO) or Alejandro Otero Museum of Visual Arts (MAVAO) is a cultural center that includes a contemporary art museum, a plaza, gardens and an amphitheater, it is located in the La Rinconada Cultural Complex near the entrance to the Hippodrome of La Rinconada, in the Coche Parish, south of the Libertador Municipality in the Capital District west of the city of Caracas. to north-central Venezuela.

Wikipedia: Museo Alejandro Otero (ES)

13. Casa Natal del Libertador

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Casa Natal del Libertador

The Birthplace of Simón Bolívar is a seventeenth-century house in the Venezuelan capital city Caracas where the hero of Venezuelan and Latin American independence, Simón Bolívar, was born. Now a significant tourist attraction, the building is located in a little street off the Plaza San Jacinto, a block east of the Plaza Bolívar. It is one of only a few houses from the colonial era which survive in central Caracas.

Wikipedia: Birthplace of Simón Bolívar (EN)

14. Cerro El Volcán

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Cerro El Volcán is the highest peak in El Hatillo Municipality, which is part of the metropolitan area of the Metropolitan District of Caracas in northern Venezuela, South America. It lies west of the state of Miranda. On April 24, 1980, Cerro El Volcán was declared a Protected Area, and, as of 2013, the peak was managed by the Ministry of Popular Power for the Environment, as published in Official Gazette No. 2606-E.

Wikipedia: Cerro El Volcán (EN)

15. Iglesia de San Francisco

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Iglesia de San Francisco Guillermo Ramos Flamerich / CC BY 2.5

Iglesia de San Francisco is a church in Caracas, Venezuela. Dedicated to Francis of Assisi, it was built in 1593 under the design of Antonio Ruiz Ullán as an annex of the Convent of San Francisco. The church is notable as being the situ where Simón Bolívar received the title "El Libertador" (1813). His funeral occurred here in 1842. During the 1900 San Narciso earthquake, the church was severely damaged.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Francisco (Caracas) (EN)

16. Poliedro de Caracas

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The Poliedro de Caracas is an indoor sports arena, located on the grounds adjacent to Hipodromo La Rinconada, in Caracas, Venezuela. It was designed by architect Thomas C. Howard of Synergetics, Inc., in Raleigh, NC, in 1971. However, the geodesic dome was not concluded, until 1974, when US firm Charter Industries, along with Synergetics, Inc. designed and manufactured the geodesic dome in Raleigh, NC.

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17. Anfiteatro del Hatillo

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The El Hatillo Amphitheater or El Hatillo Amphitheater is a multipurpose space located on Bellavista Street next to the Paseo El Hatillo Shopping Center in the Municipality of El Hatillo, east of the Metropolitan District of Caracas and north central Venezuela. A multitude of activities are carried out in the place, from concerts to theatrical plays and cultural and institutional activities.

Wikipedia: Anfiteatro El Hatillo (ES)

18. Plaza Italia

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Plaza Italia

Plaza Italia is a public space located in the San Martín sector, Esquina de Palo Grande of the San Juan Parish of the Libertador Municipality of the Capital District, in the western part of the city of Caracas and in the north center of the South American country of Venezuela. It is located on Avenida San Martín, right in front of the church of Our Lady of Lourdes, inaugurated in 1935.

Wikipedia: Plaza Italia (Caracas) (ES)

19. Parque Zoológico El Pinar

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Parque Zoológico El Pinar blmurch / CC BY 2.0

The El Pinar Zoo Also Zoological Park of El Pinar Is the first zoological garden of Caracas, Venezuela inaugurated 13 August 1945 under the presidency of Isaías Medina Angarita. El pinar zoo is located in El Paraiso Parish in the former grounds of the La Vaquera hacienda, which was owned by Juan Vicente Gómez. The State took possession of it in 1935. It occupies an area of 7 hectares.

Wikipedia: El Pinar Zoo (EN)


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CELARG Guillermo Ramos Flamerich / CC BY 2.5

Rómulo Gallegos Center for Latin American Studies, is a Venezuelan government foundation that aims to study and promote Latin American culture and Latin American integration, taking its inspiration from the life and work of prominent author and former president Rómulo Gallegos. It was established on July 30, 1974 by an international board chaired by Mexican philosopher Leopoldo Zea.

Wikipedia: Rómulo Gallegos Center for Latin American Studies (EN)

21. Plaza Bolívar de El Valle

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The Plaza Bolívar de El Valle is a public space located on the Intercommunal Avenue of El Valle near the Caracas metro station of line 3 of the same name, the Church of El Valle and El Valle Shopping Center, in the Parroquia El Valle of the Libertador Municipality of the Capital District west of the city of Caracas and in the north center of the South American country of Venezuela.

Wikipedia: Plaza Bolívar (El Valle) (ES)

22. Iglesia La Candelaria

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Iglesia La Candelaria Guillermo Ramos Flamerich / CC BY 2.5

The Church of Our Lady of La Candelaria or Simply Church of La Candelaria is the name that receives a recognized religious building affiliated with the Catholic Church that is located in the Historic Center of Caracas, Venezuela, specifically in the Plaza La Candelaria - Urdaneta, and limited to the south by the Paris building.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (Caracas) (ES)

23. Teatro Teresa Carreño

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The Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex, also known as Teresa Carreño Theatre, is the most important theatre of Caracas and Venezuela, where performances include symphonic and popular concerts, opera, ballet and plays. It is the second largest theater in South America after the Néstor Kirchner Cultural Centre at Buenos Aires.

Wikipedia: Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex (EN)

24. Bolívar Square

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Bolívar Square in Caracas is one of the most important and recognized Venezuelan public spaces. It is located in the center of the first 25 blocks of Caracas when it was founded as "Santiago de León de Caracas" in 1567. It is in the historic center of the city in the Cathedral Parish of the Libertador Municipality.

Wikipedia: Bolívar Square (Caracas) (EN)

25. Parque La Paz

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The Parque de la Paz, also called Parque Metropolitano de la Paz, is located in the town of San Sebastián, belonging to the canton of San José, south of the city of the same name, capital of Costa Rica. It is the second largest cantonal public space and is estimated to receive more than 500,000 visitors a year.

Wikipedia: Parque de la Paz (ES)

26. Iglesia Santa Capilla

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The Basilica of Santa Capilla It is a Roman Catholic basilica in Caracas, Venezuela located at the corner of Santa Capilla on Avenida Urdaneta. It is located in the historic center of the city, in the Cathedral Parish of Libertador Municipality. On February 16, 1979 was declared a National Historic Landmark.

Wikipedia: Basilica of Santa Capilla (EN)

27. Iglesia Nuestra Señora de La Chiquinquira

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La Chiquinquirá Church is a church in Caracas, Venezuela. La Chiquinquirá Church is the largest Catholic church in Caracas, located in a fortress-like building with a high tower. The church contains some notable statues and paintings. The church is dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá.

Wikipedia: La Chiquinquirá Church (Caracas) (EN)

28. Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Carmen

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Campo Alegre is a residential neighborhood located in the Chacao municipality of Caracas, Venezuela. This district holds the hotel Embassy Suites by Hilton , and the most exclusive party room of the city, the "Quinta Esmeralda", meeting point of the Venezuelan upper-class families.

Wikipedia: Campo Alegre (Caracas) (EN), Website

29. Museo de Ciencias

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Museo de Ciencias Guillermo Ramos Flamerich / CC BY 2.5

The Science Museum is the national museum of natural history in Venezuela. It is located in the Plaza Los Museos de Caracas, Parroquia San Agustín. The main access to the museum is in Los Caobos Park in Bellas Artes, an area known as the city's "cultural circuit."

Wikipedia: Museo de Ciencias (ES)

30. Teatro Nacional

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The Teatro Nacional de Venezuela is a building and associated theatre company in Caracas. The theatre presents plays, operas and zarzuelas. It was re-named after Román Chalbaud shortly after the death of this Venezuelan film director, screenwriter and playwright.

Wikipedia: National Theatre of Venezuela (EN)

31. Galería de Arte Nacional

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The National Art Gallery also known as Gallery of National Art is located in the Plaza Morelos area of Caracas, Venezuela. The museum opened in May 1976. In 2009 it moved to a new building designed by Carlos Gómez de Llerena, Venezuela's largest museum building.

Wikipedia: National Art Gallery (Caracas) (EN)

32. Cuartel San Carlos

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Cuartel San Carlos Antonio Gagliardi (ToXmAn) / CC BY-SA 4.0

The San Carlos Quartel is a colonial military building in Caracas, Venezuela, today converted into a National Historical Monument. It is located between the corners of Dos Pilitas to San Carlos Quartel in the Altagracia Parish of the Municipality Libertador.

Wikipedia: Cuartel San Carlos (ES)

33. Arco de la Federación

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The Arch of the Federation is a monument located in the municipality of Libertador, west of the metropolitan district of Caracas, Venezuela. located specifically within the Ezequiel Zamora Park, in the center-west of the capital. It is colonial style.

Wikipedia: Arco de la Federación (ES)

34. National Pantheon

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The National Pantheon of Venezuela is a final resting place for national heroes. The Pantheon was created in the 1870s on the site of the ruined Santísima Trinidad church from 1744 on the northern edge of the old town of Caracas, Venezuela.

Wikipedia: National Pantheon of Venezuela (EN)

35. Parque Zoológico de Caricuao

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Parque Zoológico Caricuao is a zoo in Caracas, Venezuela in the Parish of Caricuao located in the southwest region of the city. The park was created by Decree No. 1682, dated March 7, 1974, but only open to the public from July 31, 1977.

Wikipedia: Caricuao Zoo (EN)

36. Teatro Junín

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The Junín Theater is a publicly-owned theater located in the central part of the city of Caracas, specifically in the vicinity of Plaza O'Leary in the Libertador Municipality west of the Caracas metropolitan district, northern Venezuela.

Wikipedia: Teatro Junín (Caracas) (ES)

37. Museo de los Niños

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The Children's Museum of Caracas is a museum in Caracas, Venezuela aimed at teaching children about science, technology, culture and arts. It was established by the former First Lady of Venezuela, Alicia Pietri de Caldera in 1982.

Wikipedia: Children's Museum of Caracas (EN)

38. Parque Carabobo

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Parque Carabobo is a park in Caracas, located in the central area of that city, in the Candelaria Parish of the Libertador Municipality, occupying a block that is located between the avenues: México, Norte 13 and Este 6.

Wikipedia: Parque Carabobo (ES)

39. Casa del Vínculo y del Retorno

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The House of Link and Return is a mid-eighteenth century building linked to the process of Independence of Venezuela. It is located on the corner of Gradillas, one of the corners of Plaza Bolívar, in downtown Caracas.

Wikipedia: Casa del Vínculo y del Retorno (ES)

40. Museo Histórico Militar

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Museo Histórico Militar

The Cuartel de la Montaña 4F is a multipurpose building located in the Monte Piedad sector, in the 23 de Enero parish of the Libertador Municipality, in the Capital District of Caracas, the capital of Venezuela.

Wikipedia: Cuartel de la Montaña 4F (ES)

41. Iglesia San José de Chacao

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The church of San José de Chacao, is a Catholic temple built for the Christian worship of the population of Chacao, belongs to the Archdiocese of Caracas and is the seat of the archdiocese of Chacao.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San José (Chacao) (ES), Facebook


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