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Ciudad Bolivar City

Ciudad Bolivar is one of the cities in the country that holds more history museums in squares and streets. One of the most interesting places in this city is the historic center with Plaza Bolivar where it is, besides the house of the Congress of Angostura, the cathedral with its ocher color, the Casa Piar, the parish house and the house governors of the colony. There is also the current home of the governor of Bolivar state and slightly above the mayor of the municipality Heres, with its air bridge connecting two buildings.

Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela

Santa Elena De Uairén Village

Santa Elena is a free port since 1999. Its economy is based on trade, mining and tourism, this thanks to its proximity to the Natural Monuments of the Gran Sabana.

Santa Elena De Uairén, Venezuela

Maracaibo City

Beautiful city known as Sol Amada, constituent as the second largest city in Venezuela, responsible for the economy of Venezuela, where it is extracted, refines and exports a high percentage of Venezuelan oil. City full of contrasts where the customs, traditions and gastronomy procediente centuries, where own economic, cultural and technological activity of any city in the world is set to merge. It includes beautiful villages, churches, beaches, great museums, fine restaurants and comfortable resorts that make the capital of Zulia one of the most attractive places in the nation.

Maracaibo, Venezuela

Puerto Ordaz City

Puerto Ordaz is one of the fastest growing cities and most modern in the country. It is undoubtedly the best planned city in Venezuela. In this thriving city are the most important companies for exploration and production of iron and aluminum. Among the biggest attractions that the city are the Cachamay and La LLovizna parks, where you can see a lush and stunning waterfalls while enjoying the colorful vegetation and beautiful roads which have both parks, they can enjoy a while relaxing meeting with nature.

Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela

Catatumbo Lightning Guinnes 2016

The Catatumbo Lightning is a natural phenomenon that produces numerous thunderstorms in the basin of Lake Maracaibo, in the fishing village of Congo Mirador, belonging to the Venezuelan state of Zulia.

The phenomenon can be observed from April to November, from 20:00 hours until dawn, for 240 nights a year.

Venezuelan storms generate a high amount of ozone resulting in 10% of the layer of our planet. Because of its unique potential, advocates seek to label it as local nature heritage site under the protection of Unesco

Wari Indians offers a short explanation of lightning: they say, is due to the meeting of millions of fireflies that pay tribute to the parents of creation

The Guinness organization delivered the January 28, 2014 certification which recognizes the Catatumbo Lightning, a unique meteorological phenomenon that is generated south of Lake Maracaibo, in Zulia state in western Venezuela, as in the world of lightning highest concentration in the world

Venezuelan environmentalist Erik Quiroga believes the storms could help repair the damage to the ozone layer. So far there are no scientific studies that support this hypothesis, but the physical and British television presenter Brian Cox says that it is posible

The history books show that lightning has played a leading role in Venezuela, saving two invasions: the first was in 1595 when he lit up the flotilla of English privateer Francis Drake who wanted to loot the city of Maracaibo, by then under Spanish control.

A quarter century later, during the war of independence of Venezuela in 1823, the impressive flashes of lightning lit the sky for hours and betrayed the Spanish armada trying to sneak away to the shore

Thanks to the frequency and brightness of its ray, visible even from 400 kilometers away, the storm has been used as a guide by sailors since colonial times, earning the nickname "Lighthouse of Maracaibo" and a place in the flag and coat of your state, Zulia

It's natural beauty served as inspired films like "Avatar" and "Up".

Catatumbo Lightning, Venezuela

Black Lagoon

Excursion to the Paramo and the Black Lagoon, one of the most beautiful and unusual settings for a lagoon in the Andean mountain range. Trekking until the lagoon or just ride a horse.

Black Lagoon, Venezuela

The Highest Cable Car In The World

The new modern Cable Car System, the highest and the second longest in the world, after long works, had open his door offering all the visitors the extraordinary views of Andes Mountains. It is the first and unique in the world to combine so high with so many kilometers long. The Merida Cable Car has 12.5 kilometers of route, reaching an altitude of 4,765 meters above sea level. Is a unique work of extraordinary engineering of its kind with more than 40 years of history of which we are very proud.

The Cable Car Of Merida, Venezuela

Coffee Plantation And Jaji Village

Reach the Colonial Village of Jaji and visit a wonderful Coffee Plantation where you will be amazed by the time travel it represents. Is a Coffee Living Museum.

Coffee Plantation And Jaji, Venezuela

The Nevados

A small magical Spaniard town in Venezuelan Andes, 2000 meters above the sea level which kept last century lifestyle due to the isolation and difficulties of the road. Seat near the fire and listen ancient tales from the old times, taste the particular flavor of the natural products, enjoy traditional home made food and relax on the tranquility of this bucolic town out of civilization.

The Nevados, Venezuela

Tropical Andes

One of the enchanting geological formation of the world, facing the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Amazon and Orinoco basins on the east, expanses through seven countries: Chile, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and finally Venezuela. The Venezuelan Andes are located on the western side of the country. A place to find nice perfect weather under the Tropical sun, deep Valleys with snow, lined peaks and the most enchanting presence of the native culture. The Andes with peaks topping 16,000 feet delight the eye with their serene beauty. Nestling among the slopes of these high mountains laid a number of small towns, villages and bustling cities. Handcraft and agriculture give to this region its character and the warmth ness of its people make it a unique charming place. This is the region of the incredible “Paramo” and the highest Cable car in the world.

Tropical Andes, Venezuela