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

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 20 sights are available in Caracas, Venezuela.

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1. 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)

2. 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)

3. Estatua de María Lionza

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María Lionza is a large statue depicting the titular goddess, María Lionza, riding a tapir. It 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, which is currently located in a university warehouse, was created by Alejandro Colina in 1951 to sit outside the stadium for that year's Bolivarian Games. In its place on the highway is a cast made by Silvestre Chacón in 2004; the replacement has received negative reactions, and its construction damaged the original.

Wikipedia: María Lionza (statue) (EN)

4. Simón Bolívar

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Simón Bolívar Guillermo Ramos Flamerich / CC BY 2.5

The Libertador Bolivarian Municipality is the only administrative division of the Capital District and along with the municipalities of Baruta, Chacao, El Hatillo and Sucre forms the Metropolitan District of Caracas. It is landlocked by Vargas State and also borders Miranda State on the east and south. The municipality is one of a number in Venezuela named "Libertador Municipality", in honour of Venezuelan independence hero Simón Bolívar.

Wikipedia: Libertador Bolivarian Municipality (EN)

5. Plaza O'Leary

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O'Leary Square is a public space in Caracas, Venezuela located in the central part of that city in the El Silencio Redevelopment of the Cathedral Parish of the Libertador Municipality. It is located between Bolivar, Sucre and San Martin avenues known as the "Y". Its name is due to the Irishman Daniel Florencio O'Leary who fought in the Venezuelan independence army along with Simón Bolívar, Antonio José de Sucre and José Antonio Páez.

Wikipedia: Plaza O'Leary (ES)

6. Casa Natal del Libertador

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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), Website

7. 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)

8. 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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9. 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)

10. 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.

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

11. Teatro Teresa Carreño

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The Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex, also known as Teresa Carreño Theater, 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)

12. Catedral de Caracas

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Catedral de Caracas Alexis Carmona / CC BY 3.0

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Santa Ana, or Caracas Cathedral, is the principal temple for the history and location of the city of Caracas and is the seat of the Caracas Archdiocese; The hotel is located in the historic center of the Cathedral Parish of the Liberated Area, adjacent to the famous Bolivar Square in Caracas.

Wikipedia: Catedral de Caracas (ES), Website

13. 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)

14. Parque La Paz

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The Peace Park, 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 homonymous city, 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)

15. 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

16. 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 of 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 "cultural circuit" of the city.

Wikipedia: Museo de Ciencias (ES)

17. 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)

18. Panteón Nacional

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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), Website

19. 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)

20. 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)


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