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Caracas City

Caracas, Venezuela


Caracas is a cosmopolitan and modern metropolis with 5 million inhabitants situated in a green valley at the feet of the Avila Mountain, at 950 meters of altitude and  30 km from the Caribbean Sea. Not only known as the Capital of Venezuela, but as an exciting city mixture of natural green beauty and joyful people. Historical and modern buildings close the day opening to the most exotic discotheques and charming cafes.

The Avila National Park, composed by the Avila Mountain range, can be reached by the cable car. There is no doubt that is one of the best attractions the city has to offer. It has an altitude of 2100 meters and you can enjoy ice skating and spectacular panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea in one hand, and the city in the other.

Caracas is also a great cultural center. The Contemporary Art Museum is one of the most important in South America; there you can appreciate the high quality works. Every year Caracas hosts the International Theater Festival which brings together theater companies from all around the world.

Caracas is recognized for its excellent restaurants with dishes from all around the world. It has large, modern and luxurious shopping malls that make shopping an interesting activity. This city is full of large stores of famous brands. Sambil Mall, Tolon and San Ignacio are the most popular sites due to their variety of services, among which are some of the best cafes, restaurants, nightclubs and shops in the city.

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