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Attractions in Venezuela

The Arte Contemporáneo Museum (Caracas)
Caracas' art museum is one of the best on the South American continent. Above all, you get an excellent insight into how Venezuelan art has evolved over time, but you can also see a ton of international artists like Picasso and Miró. This should be at the top of your list of what to see in Caracas.
The Bolívar Square in Caracas (Caracas)
The square, which is named after Venezuela's liberator and national helper Simon Bolívar, is the core of the oldest part of the city. It is the place where you can find monuments from the history of the city. Here you will find both the government palace, the beautiful cathedral of the city and the Santa Capilla chapel, which has some very colorful stained glass. There is always an incredible amount of life on the square itself, where passionate religious heralds and enthusiastic political activists shout their messages to the crowd.
Central Park (Caracas)
If you want a taste of ultra-modern Caracas, this park is a good place to start. Parque Central is actually not a park, but a large area mainly made of concrete and iron and with some buildings that are so modernistic that the place takes on the character of a scene from a science fiction film. However, these buildings are also impressive in their own special way, and for the lack of trees and bushes, the cultural life flourishes within the wall of the park.
The Fort San Carlos Borromeo (Venezuela)
The fort near the city of Pampatar is a classic example of a Spanish military installation from the colony era. The structure is impressive and after the visit you can see displays of weapons and other military effects from the time when the Spaniards conquered the new continent.
The Macaibo Light (Venezuela)
This incredible natural phenomenon Faro de Macaibo, which can only be seen at night, originates at the mouth of the Catacumbo River. Due to electrical tension, a clear light appears that can be seen several hundred kilometers away from the water of the river. You feel very happy when this light illuminates the Venezuelan night sky.
The Museum of Colony Art (Venezuela)
The Caracas Museum of Colony Art is one of the best in the country. It is located in a beautiful colony building surrounded by small gardens. Art objects from the colony era make up the largest part of the exhibition, but other objects from life when the Spaniards came to the country can also be seen.
The old part of town in Carora (Venezuela)
Carora has a historic part of the city that has recently been restored and is perfectly preserved. It is also in the wine castles (bodegas) near Carora that you can taste a glass of the very young wine culture of Venezuela.
The Angel Waterfall (Venezuela)
The waterfall is named after the American pilot Jimmie Angel, who discovered it in 1935 while searching for gold. It is the highest waterfall in the world and also has the longest unbroken fall of water. The water from Ayantepui Mountain falls 807 meters and down into the Devil's Chasm. It is a very impressive sight that is made even more beautiful by the many small rainbows that the water creates.
The Bolívar Square in Barinas (Venezuela)
The main market square in the city of Barinas can best present impressive colony-era architecture with the beautiful church, which has recently been renovated and now looks practically the same as it did hundreds of years ago. Palacio del Marques is the city's most ostentatious building from the past.
The Bolívar Square in Caracas (Venezuela)
The square, which is named after Venezuela's liberator and national helper Simon Bolívar, is the core of the oldest part of the city. It is the place where you can find monuments from the history of the city. Here you will find both the government palace, the beautiful cathedral of the city and the Santa Capilla chapel, which has some very colorful stained glass. There is always an incredible amount of life on the square itself, where passionate religious heralds and enthusiastic political activists shout their messages to the crowd.
The Cerro Perico mountain range (Venezuela)
From the ridge a little outside of Puerto Ayacucho you have an excellent view over the city, the river and the green Amazon jungle. You get the most beautiful views at sunset or sunrise. Further away from the city is another ridge called El Mirador, where the views are at least as sublime.
The indigenous market (Venezuela)
Many Indian tribes live in the jungle around Puerto Ayacucho, and every morning there is a market where the Indians sell their handicrafts. You can also buy fresh and weird fruits that you have never seen before or just enjoy the strong market sentiment.
The La Gran Sabana place (Venezuela)
The place in eastern Venezuela is unique. On the savannah are the so-called tepuis, mountains with a flat peak, and each one has its own strange animal and plant life. Isolated from each other, these mountains have each developed their own ecosystem, and some of them have animals that are otherwise only found as fossils. Explore the mystical landscape, which can also reveal a bunch of beautiful waterfalls.
El Ávila National Park (Venezuela)
With a fantastic network of trails and tracks and good camping sites, the park north of Caracas is really attractive for hikers. The best hike through the lush mountains is to the summit of Pico El Àvila. From here you can take in the beautiful views over Caracas and the Caribbean with all your senses.
Henri Pittier National Park (Venezuela)
The country's oldest national park is still one of the best. It is delimited to the south by the Cordillera de la Costa mountain range and then descends in height until it reaches the exotic Caribbean coast with a cluster of beautiful beaches. You can see a myriad of different animal species in the park. See pumas, anteaters and curious monkeys. The park is instantly home to 7 percent of the world's bird species, and most of them are incredibly beautiful.
Laguna de la Restinga National Park (Venezuela)
The park is located in the western part and has a varied bird life, including a flock of pelicans. Turtles swim around in the small canals that criss-cross the park, and the place is generally a nice detour from Margarita's hectic beach life.
Mochima National Park (Venezuela)
The park on the Caribbean coast has everything you could want. The long sandy beaches and the many small islands, from which you can dive down to the beautiful coral reefs, is the perfect place to relax and swim. The park is good on weekends and even better on weekdays where you can easily find your own bounty beach.
Morrocoy National Park (Venezuela)
The park encompasses one of the most beautiful stretches of coast in Venezuela. Opposite the white beaches are many small islands, and with a snorkel and mask you can see the underwater coral reefs close to the coast. Both pelicans and flamingos are abundant in the park, whose beaches are sandy stretches of paradise.
The place at Caripe (Venezuela)
It is the area around this city part of the country that makes the city worth visiting. The landscape is adorned with bubbling waterfalls and a lush mountain landscape. The biggest tourist magnet in town is the enormous stalactite cave Cueva de Guáracho. If you take a tour to the summit of Cerro Negro, you have an incredible view of the whole place.
The Roraima Mountain (Venezuela)
On the border to Brazil and Guyana is the mountain with the flat summit, which offers perhaps the most fascinating trekking tour in Venezuela. You can't get through the peculiar nature without effort, just as you don't reach the summit without effort, but once you get there, you have no regrets. A mystical lunar landscape with strange rock formations and flowers that you have never seen before spread out everywhere. You will never forget a hike to the top.
The salt quarry on Araya (Venezuela)
Salt as far as the eye can see. This enormous salt quarry on the Araya Peninsula is the largest in Venezuela. The gigantic salinas are filled with salt water and then dry out in the brooding sun, after which the salt is broken into blocks. The salt takes on surreal tints in strong sunlight, and it can be difficult to tell at times whether they are brown or bright red. Sometimes there are tours with guides in Salinas de Araya, but otherwise there is an excellent view of the complex from the El Mirador ridge.
The old city of Coro (Venezuela)
Coro is the only one of Venezuela's cities that is on UNESCO's list of places worth preserving around the world. And it is also fantastic how sharp the traditions of the colony times are in the cobblestone streets that lead you back in time. The colony churches and the beautiful whitewashed houses recently underwent an extraordinarily successful renovation, and today Coro stands as Venezuela's best window on the past.
The mountain railway (Venezuela)
The cable car, which covers the 12 kilometers from the city of Mérida to the top of the Pico Espejo mountain at an altitude of almost 5 kilometers, is the highest and longest in the world. On the way up you have one of the most spectacular views over the Andes in South America. The train stops several times, and if you get off and continue on foot, you are already in the train to go on a fantastic hiking tour.
The mountains around Mérida (Venezuela)
The nature around the pleasant city of Mérida is a mecca for hikers and climbers, and the possibilities are endless. Mountaineers can take on Venezuela's highest mountain, Pico Bolívar, while inexperienced hikers can take the almost equally spectacular tour to the mountain village of Los Nevados. If you make a trip to Venezuela just to see Mérida's beautiful scenery, it will be worth the whole trip.
The Colony Church in San Miguel (Venezuela)
The Andes are known for their fantastic landscapes, but in the village of San Miguel you can find a hidden pearl among South America's many colonial churches. From the outside its peculiar construction immediately catches the eye, but it is the colorful and very beautiful altarpiece inside that makes the church fantastic.
The nature (Venezuela)
Although Venezuela's rainforest is full of both monkeys, jaguars, anteaters and anacondas, to see them in dense population, you must be lucky. But it is not impossible. It often depends on the knowledge of the guide in the area. On the other hand, it is incredibly interesting to get an insight into the function of rainforest plants. Some are fever-lowering, others heal snakebites and still others contain several liters of drinking water. The local guides are encyclopedias wandering around the area.
The beaches (Venezuela)
The beaches are the largest stretch of the island. But if you prefer beautiful, secluded palm beaches, you should avoid them. On the other hand, if you would like to be among a lot of funny people in a heap of bars and restaurants within a few steps, then you will love Isla de Margaritas beaches with their many facilities. Playa el Agua and Playa Puerto Cruz are among the best beaches on the island.
The stalactite cave Cueva del Guácharo (Venezuela)
Nobody knows exactly how deep this enormous and deeply impressive stalactite cave is, but it is possible to get in 1200 meters in the dark. The cave makes up its own little complete ecosystem and is inhabited by bats, spiders, fish, crabs and other worms. The small otter-like bird Guácharo, which gave the place its name, also lives between the many beautiful stalactites.
Safari (Venezuela)
Los Llanos has a rich animal life and safaris are organized on the open savannahs, where you can get very close to the enormous hordes of wild animals. The base of the expeditions is one of the many large ranches where the local cowboys feed Venezuela's cattle for slaughter. There are crocodiles in the rivers, jaguars in the bushes and many other known and unknown animals. The bird life is also very admirable. Many of the birds in Los Llanos have magnificent plumage in the most incredible colors. A safari typically lasts three to four days, and it is enough to get to know the many wild animals.
Bullfighting (Venezuela)
It is not only in Spain that the matador's fights against the huffed bull are popular. Most of the largest cities have a bullfighting ring (some have seats for over 20,000 spectators), where cheering spectators redesigned the setting around the fighters for a big party. Around Carnival, the best bullfighters from Spain come to the country and fill the seats in the stylish arenas.
Devil dance (Venezuela)
The most exciting ritual in the country is the devil dance, which symbolizes the struggle of good against evil. The dancers wear colorful, demonic masks and dance to African-inspired music through the city, only to end up at the city's church and to vomit for the "good". The ritual takes place in many cities in the central north in June, and no one traveling around Venezuela at this time should miss it.
Venezuela's patron saint Virgen de Coromoto (Venezuela)
The icon of the official patron saint of Venezuela in person is placed in the city of Guanara. The statue itself and the faded painting of the Blessed Virgin are not particularly worth seeing unless you are a very devout Catholic. But the beautiful church, which was built in honor of the Blessed Virgin, and the respect that the local and the pilgrims who have come to the icon of their patron saint show a lot about what religion means in Venezuela.
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