101 epic things to do in Caracas

I love my city!
Born in Caracas, oh yes!

I was born and raised in Caracas in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods, like 23 de Enero once was. My neighborhood became famous for gangs dedicated to drug trafficking, which brought a lot of violence, shootings, deaths, and everything that somehow marked all of us who were part of the environment and made us stronger in the end.

Everything is said about Caracas, mainly everything bad. I won’t invest my time in that because there is already a lot of material on the internet, and that’s why I had the idea of ​​writing an article about the good, interesting, and new things that can be done in my city for weeks. Many of my clients want to avoid Caracas, and when they dare to come, they are fascinated by the green color of the Waraira Repano National Park, its streets, buildings, restaurants, parks, the friendliness of the people, being so eclectic and diverse, and by the hundreds of Yellow and Blue Macaws flying throughout the city.

Enjoy this article that still doesn’t have the 101 things to do in Caracas; I will gradually add, improve, and update this post.

Thank you for reading me!

Ben Rodriguez
Director & Founder Osprey Expeditions

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Must visit places in Caracas

In no particular order, here is our list of Must visit places in Caracas! I will be updating almost everyday. 

Esfera Caracas

Esfera Caracas (Caracas Sphere)  is a kinetic art sculpture by Venezuelan artist Jesús Soto, inaugurated in December 1996 as part of the “Un Cariño para mi Ciudad” program. This sculpture is located on the south slope of the Santa Cecilia distributor of the Francisco Fajardo highway and has become one of the cultural icons of the Venezuelan capital.
This work represents Soto’s conception of kinetic art integrated into the urban environment, through lighting and color. The sphere is composed of 1,800 hollow aluminum rods of ¾ inch, joined by 2.5 millimeter thick stainless steel cables. They are suspended on a 12-meter high metal portal structure, on a reinforced concrete base.
The combination of orange-colored rods creates the visual effect of a floating sphere in the air, and the contrasting light gives it a sense of movement. The sculpture offers a constantly changing view for passers-by who circulate on the highway. The Caracas Sphere is Jesús Soto’s most outstanding work and an important symbol of contemporary Venezuelan art.

Esfera Caracas in Google Maps

Esfera Caracas by Jesus Soto
Good place for sunset

Great spot if you like sunsets! Enjoy!

Parque Los Caobos

Parque Los Caobos is a beautiful urban park in Caracas, Venezuela. It’s filled with trees, flowers, fountains, art pieces and it’s the perfect place to go for a walk.
The park was created in 1932 to be the largest and most important green area in the city of Caracas, with an area of about 21.8 hectares (0,218 squared kms) .  The park was named after a species of tree (Caobilla) native to Venezuela known in English as Venezuelan Mahogany. It’s also home to several museums and art galleries, which are great for families who want to do something educational but don’t want to feel like they’re in a museum.
The best part about Parque Los Caobos is its proximity to other attractions in Caracas—the National Art Gallery is just down the street from it. We can also find the National Museum of Natural History and Ethnography (Museo Nacional de Historia Natural y Etnografía) and National Botanical Garden (Jardín Botánico Nacional de Venezuela). There is an open air free gym and a jogging track all around the park. 
Los Caobos offers a nice food court open on weekends where you can enjoy Burgers, Hot Dogs, Pizza, Sushi, Chinese Food, Soups, BBQ, Cakes, Coffee, Chocolate, Sodas, etc. 

Free Entrance. It is closed on Mondays.  

Los Caobos in Google Maps

Don't miss the Guacamayas!

Spot Yellow & Blue Macaws in the palm trees near the big fountain "Fuente Venezuela". Go there 5-6pm and you will be amazed! 😉

Parque del Este

Parque Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda, also known as Parque del Este, is a large park located in the eastern part of Caracas, Venezuela. It is one of the largest parks in the city and covers an area of approximately 700 hectares.    The park was named after Simon Bolivar’s mentor, Generalisimo Francisco de Miranda, who is considered one of the key figures in the fight for Venezuela independence. Today, the park is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, offering a variety of recreational opportunities and scenic landscapes.

Some popular activities and attractions in Parque Del Este include:

Walking and hiking trails: The park features several walking and hiking trails that offer scenic views of the surrounding area. Visitors can enjoy nature walks and bird watching.
Picnicking: There are several picnic areas in the park, making it a great place for families to spend a day out in the sun.
Lake activities: The park features a lake good for boating. 
Zoo: The park is home to a large zoo, which houses a variety of animals, including capuchin monkeys, birds, crocodiles, caimans, giant river otters, and a jaguar.
Botanical Garden: The park also features a botanical garden, which is home to a variety of exotic plants and flowers.

Parque del Este in Google Maps

Breakfast in Parque del Este?

Restaurant Las Corocoras is a nice choice for breakfast. They open mostly on weekends. Click here and see their instagram 🙂

Parque Los Chorros

Parque Los Chorros is a natural park located in the city of Caracas.  This park has several trails and paths to walk and enjoy nature at its finest. Visitors can enjoy walking the trails, taking photographs, observing its trees and birds, and taking a dip in a natural pool where the Los Chorros waterfall, which is 15 meters high, one of the most special in Caracas, falls. There is also a picnic area and food kiosks where visitors can enjoy a countryside lunch surrounded by nature. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Parque Los Chorros in Google Maps

Waterfall Bathing in Caracas? You've got to be kidding!

Oh Yes! Caracas offers almost everything + enjoying a pristine waterfall as a shower in the middle of nature!

El Laguito

Surrounded by lush gardens and green areas, El Laguito is a true urban paradise where nature and recreation merge to offer an unparalleled experience. This charming park located in the military circle is the perfect place to spend a peaceful day, ideal for strolling outdoors or enjoying a picnic while delighting in the natural surroundings. In addition to the main lake, where you can feed the ducks, fish, and turtles that inhabit it, El Laguito boasts a wide variety of recreational facilities such as courts and sports fields, a bowling alley, playgrounds, and several dining options.

El Laguito in Google Maps

Centro De Arte La Estancia

Altamira Square is always bustling, with the metro and cars crisscrossing in various directions, and hurried pedestrians. However, one sidewalk harbors an oasis of tranquility in a spacious area with gardens, tall trees, and plenty of grass to rest on. This Art Center is a place to read and relax, with children playing and a historic house opening its doors for exhibitions. This place attracts the curious, musicians, bohemians, and travelers alike. On weekends, there are concerts and food stalls, making it a perfect refuge. The art center opens its doors every day at no cost.

 Centro de Arte La Estancia in Google Maps

Sabas Nieves

This perfect route for sports and outdoor recreation enthusiasts is one of the most popular in the city, offering the opportunity to explore different landscapes such as parks, viewpoints, and historical sites along its path. This route will test your endurance and hiking skills, taking you through wide and intricate trails, steep climbs, and uneven terrain. Upon arrival, you’ll find some exercise equipment, a small grotto where there is an image of the Virgin of the Miraculous adorned with flowers and candles, a small fountain where you can drink fresh mountain water, and one of the highlights is buying homemade ice cream at the ranger’s station.

 Sabas Nieves in Google Maps

Green Jays known as Querre Querre are so common in Sabas Nieves

Quebrada Chacaito

La Quebrada Chacaíto, located in El Ávila National Park, emerges from the confluence of the Sabas Nieves and Las Adjuntas streams at an altitude of 2159 meters above sea level. This creek represents a natural refuge amidst the urban hustle and bustle of Caracas, Venezuela. To access Quebrada Chacaíto, there are two available routes: one from the Sabas Nieves ranger station and another from the Chacaíto ranger station. Immersing oneself in its waters is revitalizing, allowing one to absorb the energy of the mountain and breathe its pure air. Additionally, by paying attention, it is possible to delight in the varied fauna that accompanies you throughout the entire journey.

Despite its central location, Quebrada Chacaíto remains a little-explored place by many Caracas residents, making it a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered.

Quebrada Chacaito in Google Maps

Paraíso Norte

The Paraíso Norte route unfolds within the majestic Waraira Repano National Park (El Ávila), located near Guatire, Miranda State. This place is distinguished by its lush vegetation, abundant natural pools, and crystalline waterfalls. Following this route along the river, visitors can explore the impressive waterfalls of El Cañón and Paraíso Norte, the latter considered the highest waterfall in El Ávila. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to refresh yourself with a rejuvenating swim while delighting in the beauty of its crystal-clear pools and the serenity of the natural surroundings. Immersing yourself in these waters is an experience that intimately connects you with nature, providing a moment of peace and renewal.

Paraiso Norte in Google Maps

Jardín Botánico de Caracas

Jardín Botánico de Caracas, also known as the Caracas Botanical Garden, is a beautiful botanical garden located in the heart of Caracas, Venezuela. It was founded in 1960 and covers an area of approximately 44 hectares.  The garden is home to a diverse collection of plants, including exotic and native species, and is also a popular destination for bird-watching.

Some of the notable attractions within the garden include:

Orchid Garden: The orchid garden is a highlight of the Jardín Botánico de Caracas and features a collection of more than 2,000 species of orchids.

Cactus Garden: The cactus garden is home to a variety of cactus species, including some of the largest cacti in Venezuela.

Palm Grove: The palm grove is a large collection of palm trees, including several species that are native to Venezuela.

Lake: The garden features a lake, which is home to a variety of aquatic plants and animals, including fish and waterfowl.
Greenhouses: The garden is also home to several greenhouses, which are used to propagate and care for delicatexotic plant species.

The Jardin Botanico de Caracas is a great place to spend a day exploring the beauty of nature and learning about the diverse flora of Venezuela. It’s worth noting that crime and safety concerns are a challenge in Caracas, and it is important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings when visiting any public space, including the botanical garden.

Jardin Botanico in Google Maps

Artificial lake with the shape of Venezuela's territory

Zoologico de Caricuao

Situated in the southwest of Caracas, the zoo boasts a rich variety of wildlife from rainforests to savannahs, offering an immersive experience with numerous species. Capuchin monkeys, peacocks, and flamingos wander freely, showcasing their vibrant plumage, while mischievous monkeys sometimes pilfer handbags in search of snacks. Enclosures, meticulously crafted to replicate natural habitats, house larger predators and reptiles. The premises include walking tracks, picnic areas, and a sports center, along with a petting zoo where children can interact with animals. Accessible via Metro Line 2 to Zoologico Station, Caricuao Zoo guarantees an enriching experience, blending wildlife observation with recreational activities, catering to both nature enthusiasts and adventurous families.

Caricuao Zoo in Google Maps

La casa del avestruz

La Casa del Avestruz, located in El Hatillo, is a zoo where you can connect with nature through fun, safe, and educational encounters. Here, you won’t just observe animals from afar; you’ll also have the opportunity to interact closely with them in safe and controlled environments, under the supervision of our team of expert caregivers and educators. You’ll find a variety of animals ranging from the most exotic to wild and domesticated ones. After exploring the zoo, you can relax in one of its resting areas and enjoy delicious culinary options at its restaurant.

La Casa del Avestruz in Google Maps

Parque Zoológico El Pinar

Parque Zoologico El Pinar was created on the grounds that once belonged to the “La Vaquera” estate, owned by Juan Vicente Gómez. Inaugurated in 1945, it is the first zoo in Caracas. The park has an “Environmental Brigade” program composed of young people dedicated to the care of the animals and their habitat. Some of the animals that can be found in the park include jaguars, pumas, capuchin monkeys, goats, tapirs, and a donkey that is part of an endangered species.

Parque Zoologico El pinar in Google Maps

Peacock in El Pinar gardens

ExpanZoo

ExpanZoo is a hands-on zoo that was initially created as an educational and recreational center for individuals with special needs. Through its commitment to conservation, education, and animal welfare, providing a safe and enriching home for a wide variety of species, it has become a perfect destination for nature lovers and animal enthusiasts. Here, you can admire and feed animals from majestic felines to colorful and exotic birds in natural and spacious environments. It also features areas where you can have a picnic and green spaces where you can relax and enjoy a day outdoors surrounded by natural beauty.

ExpanZoo in Google Maps

Scarlets Macaw in Expanzoo

Universidad Central de Venezuela

La Universidad Central de Venezuela boasts an impressive architecture that earned it the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001. Designed by the renowned architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva, often referred to as the Father of Modern Architecture of the 20th century, this masterpiece blends art, architecture, and urbanism perfectly. The bold geometric shapes of the buildings on campus are breathtaking, and the colorful murals in the Aula Magna reflect the rich history and cultural heritage of Venezuela. If you want to appreciate magnificent architecture, then the UCV is a destination you can’t afford to miss.

Universidad Central de Venezuela in Google Maps

You will find sculptures outside the Aula Magna Theatre

Universidad Simón Bolívar de Sartenejas y de Camurí grande

La Universidad de Simon Bolivar is one of the most important public universities in the country, ranking first nationally in 2017 according to the Times Higher Education: South America study. Established in 1967, its first campus was in the Sartenejas Valley in Caracas, and seven years later, another campus was inaugurated in the Camurí Grande Valley in Vargas. This university has a strong emphasis on scientific and technological research and offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields of knowledge, from engineering and natural sciences to humanities and social sciences.

The Sartenejas campus, located in the Baruta Municipality, Miranda State, boasts a privileged natural environment and offers extensive facilities and laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technology, providing an ideal environment for learning and research. The Camurí Grande campus is situated in Naiguatá, Vargas State. It is set in a stunning natural environment, surrounded by the majestic mountains of the coastal range and the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Universidad Simón Bolivar de Sartenejas in Google Maps

Universidad Simón Bolivar de Camurí Grande in Google Maps

El Trapiche is a landmark of La Guaira state and is located in Universidad Simon Bolivar, Camuri Grande

Parque El Calvario

El Parque El Calvario, also known as Parque Ezequiel Zamora, is the city’s first park and botanical garden, built in the center of Caracas in 1884. With 140 years of history, this place features an iconic archway from 1895 at the entrance with strong French influences. Visitors can climb up eighty-five stairs that run alongside the El Silencio Metro station to reach the park, where they will be greeted by lush green gardens, fountains, and a chapel called Nuestra Señora de Lourdes. The park is also home to sculptures and a beautiful square called El Parnaso, which offers stunning views of the city center. This is a must-visit spot!

Parque El Calvario in Google Maps

El Calvario is such a photogenic place!

Catedral de Caracas

The Cathedral of Caracas is a beautiful religious temple located in the historic center of the city. Built in the 17th century, it is one of the oldest buildings in Caracas. Its architecture combines different styles, such as Baroque and Neoclassical, making it a monument of great historical and artistic value. Its interior is decorated with works of art and religious ornaments dating back to the colonial period. The Cathedral of Caracas is a place of great importance for the religious community and a must-visit stop for tourists visiting the city.

Catedral de Cararas in Google Maps

Caracas Cathedral

Plaza Bolívar de Caracas

The Bolivar Square located in the historic center of Caracas is the historical heart of the city. Surrounded by important buildings and historical monuments, it is a symbol of national identity. What stands out the most is the equestrian statue of the liberator Simón Bolívar and the green colors of the trees and gardens that the square offers. Here, everyday life and history blend together, surrounded by the Cathedral of Caracas, museums, cultural events, a variety of restaurants and cafes, markets, and of course, the bustling atmosphere of a city in constant motion.

Plaza Bolivar in Google Maps

Adamo Tadolini created the Equetrian Statue of Simon Bolivar in 1874

San Bernandino

San Bernardino is a picturesque neighborhood that combines history, culture, and urban life in one place. Known for its tree-lined streets, old houses, and bohemian atmosphere, this neighborhood has witnessed the evolution of the city over the years. In addition to its architectural charm, San Bernardino is an important cultural center of Caracas. Here you can find numerous art galleries, theaters, and cultural centers that offer a varied program of events and exhibitions. The neighborhood is also known for its lively nightlife and gastronomic offerings. Its streets are filled with bars, restaurants, and cafes where you can enjoy Venezuelan cuisine and international dishes in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere.

San Bernardino in Google Maps

La Candelaria de Caracas

La Candelaria is one of the most emblematic and traditional neighborhoods of Caracas, Venezuela. Located in the heart of the city, this historic neighborhood is known for its colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and rich cultural offerings. Walking through the streets of La Candelaria is like diving into the history of the city. It is renowned for its various historical sites, vibrant nightlife, and gastronomy. In its main square stands the church of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, where the body of the renowned Doctor Jose Gregorio Hernande, an emblematic figure of Venezuela, lies. You can also find a plethora of shops and restaurants where you can enjoy delicious Venezuelan food and the hospitality of its people. With its charming colonial architecture, vibrant cultural scene, and lively nightlife, this neighborhood is a must-visit for those who want to experience the true essence of Caracas.

La Candelaria in Google Maps

Las Mercedes

Las Mercedes, known as “The little Manhattan of Caracas” by the BBC, is a neighborhood that blends history, modernity, and elegance. Renowned for its exclusive restaurants, luxury boutiques, and vibrant nightlife, Las Mercedes is a must-visit destination for those seeking to enjoy the good life in the Venezuelan capital. The culinary offerings in this area are endless, ranging from international cuisine to the most authentic Venezuelan gastronomy. Its entertainment venues and nightlife are among its main attractions. Fashion stores, art galleries, shopping centers, theaters, bars, nightclubs, and live music venues offer options for every taste. Las Mercedes never fails to surprise and captivate those fortunate enough to visit it.

Las Mercedes in Google Maps

Teleferico de Caracas

El Teleférico de Caracas was inaugurated in 1955 during the government of Marcos Pérez Jiménez, and was considered by international experts as “the most modern of its kind” for those years. It was in operation until the end of the 1970s when it had to be closed due to the deterioration of its facilities. After several failed attempts to reopen it, it was finally leased in 2000 by the national government along with the Hotel Humboldt, and the facilities were named Parque Ávila Mágica.

This transportation system has more than 70 cabins that travel 3.5 km in about 15 minutes, depending on the weather. During the ride, you can enjoy the natural landscape of the Warairarepano National Park, while delighting in a panoramic view of the city from east to west.

Once at the top, you can enjoy a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, and small kiosks where you can eat, as well as crafts and flower sales from Galipán. You can also hike along the park’s trails, where you can observe the fauna and flora of the area.

Teleférico de Caracas in Google Maps

El Capitolio

El Capitolio, where the National Assembly is installed, is a historic building in downtown Caracas. It is a representative monument of the city and an important place for politics. It features neoclassical architecture, with a golden dome visible from various points. Its construction began in 1872 and was inaugurated in 1877. It has witnessed significant political and social events, such as the approval of the 1961 Constitution and the installation of the National Assembly in 2000. Despite being affected by several earthquakes and political conflicts, it has been restored and preserved as an important cultural heritage of the country.

El Capitolio in Google Maps

Capitolio houses both the National Assembly

El Consejo Municipal

Discover the impressive Consejo Municipal of Caracas, a historic building constructed in 1905 by architect Alejandro Chataing. Admire the beautiful entrance from Plaza Bolívar and explore the Caracas Garden, which preserves the style of tropical gardens from the 20th century. Visit the Chapel of Santa Rosalía, where the Act of Independence of Venezuela was signed. Explore the fascinating museums inside the building, such as the Caracas Museum and the Emilio Boggio Museum, which house artworks and historical documents. Don’t miss the opportunity to step inside and explore it!

El Consejo Municipal in Google Maps

Consejo Municipal de Caracas, is the city hall of Caracas

El Palacio de las Academias

During the colonial period, the ancient Convent of the Immaculate Conception of Caracas was erected, which belonged to the Franciscan order and was built in 1684. Over the years, the property suffered various damages and was restored several times until the 18th century. In addition to being a convent, it was also used as a barracks, hospital, and educational center, such as the University of Caracas. In 1875, the Museum Building was inaugurated, which was completed in 1883 to house the National Exhibition. Currently, this place is considered a National Historic Monument since its declaration in 1956 and has a facade designed by Juan Hurtado Manrique to harmonize with the Capitol building.

El Palacio de las Academias in Google Maps

Parque Nacional Waraira Repano o Cerro El Avila

This is the great green lung of Caracas and is part of the chain of the Littoral of the Coast Range. It extends along the Capital District, the north of Miranda state and the south of Vargas state. This makes it a wonderful place and a popular tourist destination for locals and visitors.

The Waraira Repano Park is a mountain national park that covers more than 85,000 hectares of land, and its highest point, Pico Naiguatá, is over 2,700 meters above sea level. It is an impressive and unique place, full of wildlife and a wide variety of flora and fauna.

One of the things that makes this park special is its incredible diversity. You can find a large number of different plant and animal species, such as monkeys, snakes, birds, butterflies, and much more. There are also many waterfalls, rivers, and streams throughout the park, making it even more exciting to explore.

Cerro El Avila is an ideal place for nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts. There are many hiking trails available here that vary in difficulty, from easier walks to more challenging routes. You can also find picnic areas and campsites throughout the park.

The park also offers impressive views of Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. From the Avila lookout, you can see the city from east to west with a unique perspective, which makes it worth the climb up there.

Parque Nacional Waraira Repano in Google Maps

Waraira Repano National Park seen from the Cable car

Pico Naiguatá, Pico Oriental y Pico occidental

In the heart of the imposing Venezuelan Coastal Range rise three mountain ranges that captivate with their grandeur and splendor: El Pico Oriental at 2,640 meters above sea level, El Pico Naiguatá at 2,765 meters above sea level, and El Pico occidental at 2,480 meters above sea level offer an unparalleled experience for those who venture to explore their trails. As hikers ascend their steep paths, they are greeted by a diversity of flora and fauna, ranging from dense cloud forests to endemic bird species. From the top of these summits, one can contemplate a breathtaking panoramic view, revealing the immensity of the Coastal Range and the infinite beauty of Venezuelan nature.

Pico NaiguatáPico Oriental y Pico occidental  in Google Maps

Galipán

Galipán is a charming hidden treasure nestled at the foot of Ávila. It’s a village that captivates visitors with its cobblestone streets, colorful houses, and the warm embrace of its inhabitants. The tempting aromas of local cuisine invite travelers to taste unique culinary delights, such as the famous chicharrón arepa or papaya sweet, while local artisans showcase their creations in workshops and markets. Galipán offers trails to explore forests and hidden waterfalls, providing a deep connection and recharging of energies amid an incomparable natural environment that surrounds it.

Galipán in Google Maps

In the village of Galipan you can buy different handicrafts or have a coffee, hot chocolate.

Estación De teleférico El Lirón

The Lirón, an emblematic station of the Caracas-Litoral Cable Car, was conceived during the presidency of Marcos Pérez Jiménez (1953-1958), as part of an ambitious tourist and recreational project to connect Caracas with the Central Coast. Inaugurated in December 1956, it became the most modern cable car system in the world. This revolutionary system transported passengers in cabins with a capacity for 25 people, descending from 2,160 meters to Macuto in just 20 minutes, with intermediate stations at El Lirón and Loma de Caballo. However, maintenance issues and difficulties acquiring spare parts led to the deterioration of the cable car. Today, the El Lirón station, located in San Francisco near Galipán, remains as a monument to the modernity of its time, with its rusted remains recalling past times of splendor.

Estación de Teleférico El Lirón in Google Maps

Parapente en La Guaira

This paragliding experience offers an exciting aerial adventure over the majestic coastal landscape of Vargas State, Venezuela. From the takeoff point high on Ávila, paragliders gracefully ascend into the air, propelled by the upward currents characteristic of this coastal area, before landing on Caleta Beach. With the assistance of an experienced instructor, participants can experience the thrill of flying freely, enjoying beautiful views along with the sensation of freedom and adrenaline as they explore the sky. Some of the agencies for paragliding include @Kekoparapente and @Parapentelaguaira.

Parapente en la Colonia Tovar

In the beautiful Colonia Tovar, located in the Aragua state of Venezuela, you have the opportunity to experience the thrilling sensation of paragliding. With the assistance of highly trained instructors, you’ll embark on an emotional journey, where you can delight in breathtaking views of lush valleys and charming villages from a unique perspective in the sky. Whether you’re taking your first steps in this sport or you’re an experienced flyer, paragliding in Colonia Tovar guarantees an unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever. Some of the agencies are @parapentegoup and @parapenteplacivelcoloniatovar.

Parapente en el Jarillo

Experience the thrill of paragliding at Min Parapentes Flight Club located in El Jarillo, a destination known for its ideal weather conditions for paragliding year-round. With altitudes ranging from 1,200 to 2,000 meters above sea level and a particularly favorable mountain, featuring the perfect summit not only for takeoff but also for landing, brave adventurers can take to the skies with qualified instructors and high-quality equipment, feeling secure as they enjoy the sensation of freedom while soaring through the skies like birds. The landscape of El Jarillo is simply breathtaking, with lush valleys, towering mountains, and exotic vegetation creating a spectacular backdrop for this thrilling activity. While flying, you’ll be able to admire panoramic views of the valley and feel the cool breeze on your face as you glide smoothly through the air.

Club De Vuelo Min Parapentes in Google Maps

Boulevard de Sabana Grande

Walking the Sabana Grande Boulevard in Caracas is a different experience that should not be missed by anyone visiting the capital of Venezuela. This bustling Boulevard is filled with shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues to suit a wide range of tastes and budgets. Visitors can find local handicrafts and souvenirs, enjoy a cup of coffee at a cozy cafeteria, or feast on traditional Venezuelan cuisine at one of the area’s many restaurants. As you walk down the boulevard, you will be surrounded by the different sounds of music in each store and chatter, getting a real feel for the energy and vitality of Caracas.

Boulevard de Sabana Grande in Google Maps

Sabana Grande boulevard in a random day

Plaza Altamira

Plaza Altamira is a square located in the Altamira neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela. It is a popular gathering place for locals and tourists alike, offering a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. One of the most notable features of Plaza Altamira is its unique design, which includes several fountains and a large central statue. 
The area is surrounded by a variety of dining options, including international restaurants, cafes, and street food vendors. Visitors can enjoy a range of local and international cuisine, from traditional Venezuelan dishes to international favorites.

Plaza Altamira in Google Maps

 

Plaza Altamira by night

Mercado Municipal de Chacao

El Mercado Municipal de Chacao, with a rich history dating back decades, is much more than just a shopping destination; it’s a reflection of the cultural and gastronomic diversity of the region. Its diverse stalls offer a wide variety of fresh products, from fruits and vegetables to freshly caught seafood. It’s also a social meeting point where recipes are shared, and community life is enjoyed. In addition to its gastronomic offerings, it hosts cultural events and craft fairs that enrich the life of the municipality. With its vibrant and welcoming atmosphere, this market continues to be a treasure for residents and visitors alike seeking authentic experiences.

Mercado Munipal de Chacao in Google Maps

Museo De La Estampa y Diseño o Cruz Diez

El Museo de la Estampa y del Diseño Carlos Cruz Diez (MEDI) is the first institution in Venezuela dedicated to the training, exhibition, publication, collection, and preservation of print and integral design works. It opened its doors in 1997 in a building designed by architect Horacio Corse and is named in honor of one of the greatest representatives of national contemporary art. The museum’s permanent collection features over 200 works by artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, offering a graphic journey through his kinetic art. The museum also showcases works by both national and international artists in the areas of print and design.

Museo de la Estampa y del Diseño  in Google Maps

Museo de La Estampa in Caracas

Museo Sacro

El Museo Sacro de Caracas is located in a colonial-style building facing Bolivar Square and has a rich history. It was the cemetery of the 17th century Cathedral. Later, it served as a jail for ecclesiastics in the 17th and 18th centuries. In the 80s, it was restored by architect Ramón Paolini, as the National Protective and Conservatory Board of the Nation’s Artistic Heritage declared the building a National Historic Monument. The museum opened to the public in 1993 and displays valuable works of Venezuelan colonial religious art.

Museo Sacro in Google Maps

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Armando Reverón

The Museo de Arte de Contemporáneo of Caracas Armando Reverón, formerly known as the Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas Sofía Imber, is an emblematic cultural institution located in the Urban Complex Parque Central of Caracas. Founded in 1973 by Sofía Ímber and inaugurated in 1974, it is Venezuela’s premier art museum. Its collection of over 5,000 pieces includes works by renowned artists such as Picasso, Monet, Warhol, and other modern art masters, making it one of the most outstanding collections in Latin America. The museum is recognized for its contribution to contemporary art in the country, offering an enriching cultural experience for both national and international audiences.

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Armando Reverón in Google Maps

Galería de Arte Nacional

La Galería de Arte Nacional (GAN) in Caracas is a must-visit for anyone interested in the art of Venezuela. The gallery houses and preserves over 8,000 works of different genres and trends, ranging from pre-Hispanic times to contemporary pieces. Visitors can admire famous historical pieces such as “Miranda en La Carraca” by Arturo Michelena, drawings by Camille Pissarro, works by Armando Reverón, and the fascinating Reticulárea by Gego.

Galeria de Arte Nacional in Google Maps

Great Museum, a must do in Caracas

Museo del Transporte

The Guillermo Jose Schael Museo del Transporte in Caracas is a space dedicated to preserving and exhibiting the history of transportation in Venezuela. Since its founding in 1983, the museum has acquired an impressive collection of vehicles representing different eras and technologies.
The tour of the museum begins with the exhibition of carriages and carts from the 19th century, used during the colonial period for the transportation of people and goods. Similarly, the first cars that circulated in Venezuela, including Ford and Chevrolet models from the 1920s, can be appreciated.
One of the most outstanding objects in the collection is the first plane made in Venezuela, the Bolkow Junior, designed and built by Guillermo Jose Schael himself in the 1950s. In addition, the museum has an impressive collection of airplanes, helicopters, and models that illustrate the evolution of aviation in the country.
The exhibition continues with a display of buses and trucks that reflect the progress of public and freight transportation in Venezuela, as well as a collection of motorcycles that includes classic and sports models. Furthermore, military and emergency vehicles such as ambulances and fire trucks can be admired.
The Guillermo Jose Schael Museum of Transportation in Caracas is fascinating for enthusiasts of history and technology. The collection is proof of the ingenuity and creativity of Venezuelans and provides an exclusive insight into the evolution of transportation in the country. In short, it is a must-visit for anyone who wants to learn more about the rich history of Venezuela.

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Museo de los Niños

In 1982, the Art and Culture Program for Children was created, which sought to develop children’s skills through participatory activities. It was necessary to have activities that would connect the child with art, science, and technology to awaken their creativity. Thus, La Fundacion Privada Museo de los Niños was born. The museum would be a large educational and recreational laboratory where visitors could interact with exhibits, becoming a new alternative and safe space to educate through recreation and discover the “why” behind things.

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Simon Bolivar birthplace

The birthplace of Simon Bolivar in Caracas is an important historical site located in the capital city of Venezuela. It is the place where Simón Bolívar, the hero of the independence of several South American countries from Spanish rule, was born and spent his childhood.   The house was built in the mid-18th century and is located at the corner of San Jacinto and Traposos streets in the center of Caracas. It was declared a National Historic Monument in 1920 and became a museum in 1921.

The museum features numerous personal belongings of Bolivar, as well as furniture and decorations from the colonial era. Visitors can also learn about the history of the independence of Venezuela and other Latin American countries, and see how people lived during the colonial period.

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You will find historical paintings all over this museum

Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas

Museo de Bellas Artes is a museum located in Caracas, Venezuela. It is one of the most important art museums in Latin America and is dedicated to exhibiting and promoting Venezuelan art and culture.

The museum was founded in 1918 and has a collection of over 5,000 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings, among others. The collection spans from colonial times to the present day and includes works by some of the most renowned Venezuelan artists, such as Armando Reverón, Francisco Narváez, and Carlos Cruz-Diez, among many others.

The Museo de Bellas Artes is located in a modernist building designed by the Venezuelan architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva, who is also responsible for designing the Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The museum has several exhibition spaces, including permanent and temporary galleries, as well as an auditorium and a library.

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Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas is open from Thursday to Sunday

The Museum of Natural Science

The Museum of Natural Sciences, inaugurated on July 24, 1940, is a National Historic Monument. Its architecture, a fusion of neoclassicism and art deco, is the work of the renowned artist Francisco Narváez (1905-1982). This museum, located in Plaza Los Museos de Caracas in Bellas Artes, houses more than 138,000 pieces distributed in 10 collections, such as Physical Anthropology, Archaeology, and Paleontology. Its primary function is to promote scientific knowledge. In addition to hosting these impressive collections, the museum is an active space for the community, with activities ranging from exhibitions and guided tours to scientific expeditions, workshops, and conferences aimed at both the general public and the national scientific community. Thanks to this wide range of offerings, the Museum of Sciences has become the preferred destination for science and culture enthusiasts in the city.

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Cuartel de la Montaña o Mausoleo de Chávez

The Cuartel de la Montaña was the first military academy in Venezuela, built by Engineer Alejandro Chataing and Architect Jesús María Rosales in 1910 during the government of Cipriano Castro. It boasts a privileged view of the southwest of the city of Caracas, and its architecture brings together different styles of military buildings from the period. Its rectangular layout with a large central courtyard for parades and formations is typical of walled military defense structures. For many years, it was a tradition in Caracas to hear the cannon salutes from La Planicie during the celebration of important dates. Nowadays, the museum houses objects, weapons, uniforms, and military articles from the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Panteon Nacional de Venezuela

The National Pantheon of Venezuela (Panteón Nacional) is a historic mausoleum located in the center of Caracas, Venezuela. It is the final resting place of many of the most important figures in Venezuelan history and is a symbol of the country ‘s cultural and political heritage.  The building was originally constructed as a church in the 18th century and was converted into a national pantheon in the 19th century. It features a neoclassical design with a central dome and several smaller domes and towers.
The National Pantheon contains the tombs of many of Venezuela’s most prominent national heroes, including Simón Bolívar, the liberator of Venezuela and several other South American countries, and Antonio José de Sucre, a military and political leader who fought for independence from Spain. It also houses the remains of several presidents, artists, and other important figures in Venezuelan history.

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Paseo Los Próceres

The Paseo Los Próceres (translatable into English as Walkway of the Heroes) is a monument located in the Venezuelan city of Caracas, near Fort Tiuna and the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army.
This monument features various elements such as stairs, fountains, squares, roads, and walls, alongside statues of heroes from the War of Independence. In 1993, the Paseo Los Próceres, including its surrounding system, was officially recognized as a National Historic Landmark.

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Teatro Teresa Carreño

The Teresa Carreño Theater, inaugurated on April 19, 1983, stands as a prominent cultural center in the Americas, being the second largest in South America and the most important theater in Venezuela. Named in honor of the virtuoso pianist Teresa Carreño, this theater, with its imposing brutalist architecture spanning 88,000 m2, is located in Bellas Artes. In its two main halls, the Ríos Reyna hall with a capacity for 2,300 people and the José Felix Ribas concert hall with 347 seats, symphonic and popular concerts, diverse shows, operas, classical ballet, dance, and theater performances take place. The Teresa Carreño Theater is home to stable bodies like the Teresa Carreño Ballet, the Teresa Carreño Opera Company, among others, and offers dance training programs nationwide. Additionally, it is dedicated to the development of cultural management projects and the preservation of theatrical heritage.

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Teatro Municipal de Caracas

The Teatro Municipal de Caracas was a public work carried out during the government of President Antonio Guzmán Blanco in 1879. It was created to fulfill his dream of transforming rural Caracas into a European Paris, so he commissioned a French engineer for the project, but it was completed by Jesús Muñoz Tébar, a renowned Venezuelan engineer. The theater was inaugurated on January 1, 1879, and had a significant cultural impact. Before its opening, artistic disciplines were carried out in small localities or public spaces that lacked the technical requirements and social protocols necessary to enjoy a performance. This made the Guzmán Blanco Theater, as it was initially called, become an institution where great opera figures, both national and international, have performed, such as Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballé, Fedora Alemán, among others.

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Teatro Nacional de Caracas

El Teatro Nacional is a beautiful cultural space built in 1904, during the presidency of Cipriano Castro and located in the parish of Santa Teresa in Caracas. It was designed by the engineer Alejandro Chataing. It was inaugurated in 1905 with the zarzuela “El Relámpago” and has since been the stage for numerous plays, zarzuelas, and operas. With a capacity of 800 seats, the theater has a grand main hall distributed over three levels, with wrought iron balconies decorated with iconic elements of the era.

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Teatro Principal de Caracas

El Teatro Principal de Caracas is located on the northwest corner of Plaza Bolívar and is a cultural icon of the city. It was designed by architect Gustavo Wallis Legórburu and inaugurated in 1931, becoming the first structure in Venezuela to use a steel frame. What characterized it was its innovative acoustic treatment and its unique front balcony. With a capacity for 760 seats, it was the second largest theater in the country. In 1935, Carlos Gardel performed at the theater, making it an emblematic venue for music and theater. The Principal Theater of Caracas is a cultural heritage of the city.

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Los Palos Grandes de Noche

“Los Palos Grandes de Noche” shines with a unique light, illuminating not only the streets but also the hearts of those who walk through it. In this bohemian corner of Caracas, 26 murals bring walls to life, each one a unique expression of the diversity and creativity of the community. Since its inception in 2019, this initiative led by Doménico Helmeyer has transcended mere urban decoration. More than beautifying, these murals seek to unite neighbors, forge identity, and bring joy to anyone who comes across them. Each stroke tells a story, evokes emotions, and promotes reflection, transforming nights into a shared and vibrant experience.

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Ecological Murals

Two of Caracas’s most prominent murals were created by Venezuelan artist Oscar Olivares, who used bottle caps as the main material with the aim of promoting recycling and preventing plastic pollution. The first, known as “Okomural,” is located in the town square of El Hatillo. This mural, composed of at least 250,000 recycled bottle caps, adorns a 43-meter-long wall. Its design captures the Venezuelan essence through four macaws, symbols of Caracas, along with four radiant sunflowers and a blooming araguaney tree, framed by the landscape of El Ávila National Park. The second mural, located in Guatire, is recognized as the largest in the world at 385 square meters. This impressive mural incorporates over 400,000 recycled bottle caps and features iconic elements such as macaws and Venezuelan troupials, as well as a representation of the San Pedro festivities, a popular celebration in Guatire.

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El Guaguancó de Colores de 100% San Agustín

El Guaguancó de Colores, driven by the 100% San Agustín Foundation, aims to revitalize the physical spaces of the San Agustín parish in Caracas. Under the leadership of Reinaldo Mijares from the “100% San Agustín” association, this artistic movement has intervened in and restored over 5,000 square meters of facades, walls, and surfaces in five areas of San Agustín del Sur. The diverse murals, crafted by talented local artists, breathe life into this neighborhood with their vibrant colors and captivating designs. This initiative not only beautifies the urban environment but also fosters a sense of community and pride among local residents, transforming San Agustín into a culturally enriching tourist destination.

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Centro Comercial Sambil

The Sambil shopping center is one of the most popular destinations for shopping and entertainment. Known for its multitude of stores ranging from international brands to local shops, there is a wide variety to suit all tastes and budgets. In addition to shopping, Sambil offers a plethora of dining options where you can find fast food, gourmet cuisine, and even desserts. In Caracas, there are two locations: the classic Sambil located in Chacao where you can enjoy cinemas and even an amusement park, and the newer one located in La Candelaria where you’ll find entertainment spaces and a large food court that will surely delight you.

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Centro Comercial Ciudad Tamanaco

The Ciudad Tamanaco Shopping Center, an icon of urban life in the city, offers an unparalleled shopping and entertainment experience. Inaugurated in 1976, it was the largest shopping center in Venezuela for several years and with elegant architecture and a welcoming atmosphere, today this shopping center boasts more than 300 stores ranging from fashion boutiques to technology shops. It also features several renowned restaurants, cinemas, recreational spaces for the whole family, and even a hotel. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most important shopping centers, adapting to the changing needs of its audience and becoming a significant hub of Venezuelan commerce.

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Centro Comercial El Tolón

The Tolón Shopping Center, an icon of Las Mercedes in Caracas, offers a unique shopping experience. With contemporary architecture and over 200 stores, it stands out for its variety of international and luxury brands. In addition to its commercial offerings, it delights visitors with a wide selection of gastronomic options in restaurants and cafes. It also features modern cinemas and spaces for cultural events, serving as a meeting point for fun and entertainment. El Tolón, a symbol of modernity and elegance, continues to attract those seeking the best in Caracas.

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FoodKarts

FoodKart, located in the Parque Cerro Verde Shopping Center, is the first indoor karting track in South America. With over 700 meters of track, state-of-the-art facilities, and electric and eco-friendly go-karts, it offers enthusiasts of speed and competition a unique experience in a controlled and safe environment. But FoodKart isn’t just about adrenaline on the track; it also features an arcade area where you can find various gaming machines for fun and entertainment. Additionally, you’ll discover a restaurant and lounge where visitors can relax and recharge with a variety of exquisite dishes and refreshing beverages while enjoying live music or shows.

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Caracas Fly

Caracas Fly is an indoor skydiving center equipped with a modern vertical wind tunnel measuring 4.5 meters in diameter and 20 meters in height. Here, you can experience the sensation of free-fall flight in a safe and exhilarating environment, complete with all the necessary equipment and attire provided for your flight. Whether you’re a beginner looking to try something new or an experienced skydiver seeking training, their team of highly skilled instructors will be there to guide you every step of the way. They offer various services including beginner flight classes, advanced training for experienced skydivers, and special events for groups and celebrations.

To enjoy this experience, you’ll need to book a flight in advance through their website, where you’ll find information on pricing and the services they offer.

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El Ojo de La Guaira (La Guaira Eye)

El Ojo de La Guaira is an amusement park located in the state of Vargas, serving as an emblematic destination that delights visitors of all ages. Positioned along the coastline and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Caribbean coast, this park offers a unique experience filled with fun and excitement. Here, you’ll find mechanical and virtual rides, trampolines, bumper cars, and the striking Ferris wheel. With its colorful cabins and imposing structure, the Ferris wheel offers an exhilarating journey that lifts you above the coastal landscape, allowing you to enjoy an incomparable panoramic view. From up high, you can admire the golden beaches, the deep blue of the Caribbean Sea, and the bustling cityscape stretching to the horizon. In addition to its attractions, the park features a variety of dining options where visitors can refuel while enjoying delicious meals or refreshing ice cream.

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The park opens at sunset time. A must do by the airport!

Restaurants & Nightlife in Caracas

Pizzeria El León

If you want to start the nightlife in Caracas, or want a more lively night, El León Pizzeria is your best option. It is an excellent place to socialize with friends and meet new people, as it has an outdoor terrace for you to enjoy the Caracas atmosphere. Although they offer a variety of appetizers and dishes on the menu, we suggest you don’t leave without trying their pizzas and mixed grill, the most classic dishes of the Pizzeria.

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Top 5 Best pizzas of Caracas

Yes, El Leon is well known for great pizzas! The place is usually quite busy on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays nights.

Restaurant Tarzilandia

If you’re looking for an outdoor restaurant with a family atmosphere and live music, Bar Restaurant Tarzilandia should be your next stop. Its atmosphere, echoing its name, alludes to the visitor being in a jungle surrounded by flora and fauna worthy of the Venezuelan rainforests. You’ll be surrounded by parrots, macaws, and turtles! Incredible, isn’t it?

This Bar Restaurant has over 70 years of tradition, and you can taste national and international dishes, cocktails, and desserts. Some of the dishes you can enjoy are: “Hungarian Goulash,” “Mushroom Crepe,” “Seafood Grill,” “Criolla-style Grilled Meat,” “Almondine Trout,” and of course, a national dish like “Chicken Salad” couldn’t be missing from the menu; and to accompany a good dish, Bar Restaurant Tarzilandia offers a range of wines and beverages of your choice.

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Great choice for Steak lovers!

Fantastic choice for Steak! Service is really good. Say hello to Fernando from us!

Restaurant El Barquero

Traditionally known for its Mediterranean-style cuisine with Spanish accents, Restaurant El Barquero specializes in seafood. At the restaurant, you can find two types of environments: one family-friendly, ideal for a night out with family or a romantic evening; and a more lively atmosphere: a tavern, ideal for a night of tapas, drinks, and snacking. The atmosphere is very pleasant, and you can enjoy live music every day starting at 1:30pm – you can even dance! A perfect combination to break from the routine. On the menu, you can find different dishes of Spanish origin such as “Spanish omelette,” “Andalusian gazpacho,” “Mediterranean salad,” “Valencian paella,” “Segovian suckling pig,” and of course, in a Spanish-origin restaurant, the well-known “Manchego cheese” cannot be missing from the menu.

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Restaurant Alto

If you want an elegant restaurant with an international touch and Venezuelan flavor, we have an iconic restaurant recognized internationally for you, and we’re talking about the Alto Restaurant, which has been ranked on the List of the 50 Best Restaurants in Latin America since 2013.
The restaurant has two spaces: a chic, sober, cozy, and minimalist decorated dining room and a terrace where you can sit under the shade of Caracas’ tallest rubber tree. In addition, its iconic chef, Carlos García, was awarded the Tenedor de Oro (Golden Fork) award by the Venezuelan Academy of Gastronomy in 2007, and his unique presentations will make you see and feel a feast of sensations for all your senses.    The menu stands out for dishes and diners with Venezuelan origins and Mediterranean touches: from tequeños, empanadas, cachapas, and arepas with chicharrón and the famous “Pasta con Sardinas” to Curated Prawns with ricotta, lisa roe, and egg yolk, and undoubtedly, two of the must-try desserts: “Tierra del Cacao” and “Médanos de Coro”.

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Barako Restaurant & Lounge

It is probably the number one grill restaurant in Caracas, so if you are a lover of grills or different meat dishes, this is the place for you! It offers its visitors different spaces ranging from the most intimate to the informal, with executive-style sites to a beautiful terrace to enjoy the fresh air.
Its specialty is meats served in different types of dishes, but it also offers a wide variety of appetizers, desserts, and wines to vary and delight your palate. Among some of the dishes offered by Barako Restaurant & Lounge, you can find “Bite Angus,” “Bite estilo Barako,” “Ceviche,” “Rack de costillas,” and the most outstanding dessert “Chips and cookies,” a paradise for the taste buds.

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Zambo Grill

Do you love grilled chicken? Then this place is perfect for you! Located in La Candelaria and specializing in traditional cuisine, this spot offers some of the best grilled chicken in the city. With its cozy atmosphere and exceptional service, you can enjoy a delightful meal. In addition to their delicious chicken, their menu features a wide variety of dishes including pizzas, pastas, salads, soups, surf and turf grills, and many more delights. For an even more joyful experience, visit their club located upstairs where you’ll find a variety of cocktails and wines, as well as a selection of food and good music to have a fun and energetic time.

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You can go budget and have a great meal (big portion).

La Cuadra Gastronomica de Los Palos Grandes

The Gastronomic Quarter of Los Palos Grandes is a must-visit destination if you’re a lover of good food. This vibrant area, known for its lively atmosphere and diverse culinary offerings, offers a unique dining experience in the city. From cozy cafes to elegant restaurants, this place boasts a wide range of options for every taste and occasion. Here, you can enjoy a delicious meal outdoors on the terraces, sample international dishes at gourmet restaurants, or simply have a good time while sipping on a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

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DOG

Hot dogs represent an important part of Venezuelan gastronomy, known for their incredible toppings and sauces, but at DOG you’ll find the classic, traditional, and artisanal hot dog that never disappoints. They have only one dish on their menu that you must try, showing how sometimes simplicity is best. Their secret lies in the perfect combination of high-quality ingredients and artisanal preparation technique. Here, you’ll immerse yourself in the nostalgia of the classics and enjoy authenticity in every bite..

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Hot Dogs in Caracas?

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Restaurant La Carreta

Immerse yourself in the rich gastronomic culture of Uruguay at La Carreta, a restaurant located in the Uruguayan center of Caracas, where you can enjoy the country’s most traditional dishes such as pascualinas, flans with dulce de leche, and of course their specialty, grilled meat, perfectly accompanied by the popular wines of the region. In addition to the excellent food, this restaurant offers a warm and family-friendly atmosphere perfect for gathering with friends and family, where you can enjoy special themed events, live music, and exciting tango shows that will transport you to the streets of Montevideo.

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Taberna El Greco

Located in the east of the city, El Greco is a Mediterranean tavern restaurant offering authentic Spanish cuisine. Their menu features various dishes such as tortillas, seafood, garlic mushrooms, fish, serrano ham, among others. However, the dishes that stand out the most are their famous paellas, seafood rice, and fideuá. With its decoration inspired by Spanish tradition, diverse live music shows, and a bar where you can enjoy their wine list or a tasty cocktail, you’ll immerse yourself in the rich culinary culture of Spain without needing to leave Caracas.

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Bar & Restaurant La Carabela

La Carabela, located in La Candelaria, is one of the most popular and highly recommended Spanish restaurants. At the door, you’ll find its iconic doorman who will surprise you with his elegant and eye-catching outfits, welcoming you to the restaurant. Upon entering, you’ll encounter the traditional atmosphere of taverns, with a bar, several tables, and its decoration with nautical details that honor its name, making for a pleasant experience. In this space where history and culture intertwine, you can enjoy typical Spanish dishes such as their popular paellas, seafood rice, seafood soup, among others. And then end the day with a cold beer or a tinto de verano.

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Sangrias and Seafood are the specialties of La Carabela.

Bar & Restaurant Alcabala

La Alcabala is a tavern-style restaurant located in the heart of La Candelaria. Specializing in authentic Spanish cuisine, it offers a wide variety of dishes ranging from delicious Valencian paellas to dishes including pastas, soups, pizzas, and grills. La Alcabala provides a feast for every taste. Its cozy decoration evokes the charm of a traditional Spanish tavern, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that invites you to enjoy a rich meal along with their special mojitos among friends or family.

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Tasca Rías Gallegas

Continuing with the tavern-style restaurants section, Rías Gallegas is a restaurant specialized in the exquisite flavors of Galician cuisine, known for its seafood delights and fresh local products. From their famous Galician empanadas to their succulent seafood and fish dishes, each plate is a culinary masterpiece that transports you directly to the picturesque villages of Galicia. But Rías Gallegas doesn’t limit itself to just the flavors of the sea; it also offers a variety of meat dishes and vegetarian options to satisfy all tastes. Additionally, its extensive menu of Galician wines perfectly complements each meal, adding a touch of authenticity to the gastronomic experience. It also features decoration that evokes the warmth and charm of a traditional Galician tavern.

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Restaurant La Huerta

La Huerta, recognized with a Golden Fork award bestowed by the Venezuelan Gastronomy Academy (AGV) in 2019, is a restaurant that invites you to explore the magic of Asturias in the heart of Caracas. With a history of over three decades, this family-owned restaurant offers an exquisite variety of dishes inspired by the rich culinary tradition of this Spanish region. Among the standout recommendations are chorizos in cider, the comforting Picatuesta soup, and the flavorful fried Borono. Additionally, you can’t miss their specialties such as Fabada, Callos a la asturiana, and the emblematic Asturian Cachopo. La Huerta provides a welcoming and family-friendly atmosphere and boasts the best wine cellar in Caracas that you must try.

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Pizpa Fun

Pizpa Fun is the perfect bar-restaurant to discover the essence of Venezuelan humor. With stand-up comedy shows every day, this place guarantees you a night full of fun and entertainment. Enjoy the witty routines of talented local comedians while indulging in delicious burgers, crispy wings, pizzas, and a wide selection of drinks that are the perfect complement for a night of laughter and enjoyment. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this establishment, where good humor combines with the warmth of Venezuelan culture to offer you a unique and unforgettable experience.

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The atmosphere, the Pizza and Cocktails are simply great. Shows are in Spanish! A must do in Caracas

360 Roof Bar

360 es un restaurante de concepto tipo bar lounge; está ubicado en el último piso del Hotel Altamira Suites. Este bar ofrece una experiencia inolvidable gracias a sus variados platos y su impresionante vista panorámica de la ciudad. Haciéndole honor a su nombre, cuenta con una terraza que ofrece una vista de la ciudad de 360 grados, donde por un lado se encuentra la vista de la ciudad y por el otro el Ávila. Ya sea de día, observando el hermoso atardecer, o de noche, observando el gran cielo estrellado, la vista desde este lugar es simplemente espectacular. Junto a sus excelentes comidas y cócteles, ofrecen una atmósfera sofisticada y acogedora que invita a los clientes a disfrutar de momentos memorables.

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The sunsets are one of the best experiences of 360 roof bar

Bajo el Reloj

Bajo el Reloj is a café located in Plaza Venezuela. Situated atop the La Previsora tower amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, here you can enjoy a cup of coffee while taking in the endless views of the bustling and vibrant west side of Caracas. With a modern and minimalist decor, this café offers a wide selection of beverages, snacks, and desserts that perfectly complement the experience. From aromatic coffees to exquisite pastries, each option invites you to indulge in moments of delight in this oasis high above the city.

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MODO Caracas

MODO Caracas, a vibrant bar nestled in the heart of Chacao, offers a unique blend of entertainment and gastronomy. With its innovative concept of multiple spaces, it immerses you in a world of flavors and fun. Explore five distinctive culinary corners that cater to every craving, from exquisite Mexican cuisine to irresistible pizza and the freshness of an ice cream parlor. Moreover, indulge in thrilling activities across its five entertainment areas, including bowling, live performances, screens, shops, and a special zone for the little ones. With daily events and live shows, MODO Caracas ensures an unforgettable and fun-filled experience for all.

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Live music shows are great. They always invite very good bands and performers

El Arabito

The Arabito is a chain of restaurants that has conquered the palates of Caracas with its delicious fast Arabic food. With several locations in the city, this establishment has become the preferred destination for those seeking authentic and quick flavors in the Venezuelan capital. With a perfect blend of tradition and modernity, the Arabito offers a variety of dishes on its menu ranging from its classic shawarmas and kebabs to its tasty falafels and fatteh. In addition to its dishes, you can also buy traditional Arabic breads, sweets, grains, and spices, providing a better experience that leaves customers wanting to come back for more.

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Doña Agapita - Cachapas

Located in the heart of La Candelaria, Doña Agapita is a restaurant that delights its customers with the authentic flavor of Venezuelan cachapas. With its traditional atmosphere, this place is one of the most well-known thanks to its delicious cachapas, which are the star dish of the house and captivate everyone who tries them. Made with fresh corn and filled with a variety of ingredients ranging from cheese to pork. With its deep-rooted tradition and unmatched quality, this place is undoubtedly a must-visit for lovers of good Venezuelan food.

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Altamar

Altamar, un restaurante-bar ubicado en Altamira, se destaca por su popularidad en Caracas, ofreciendo una experiencia gastronómica excepcional inspirada en el mar. Con una atmósfera y decoración clásica, este establecimiento es el destino ideal para los amantes de la comida marina. Su menú es una exquisita combinación de sabores marinos, que van desde una amplia selección fresca y variada de pescados y mariscos hasta platos como linguini a la marinera, ostras frescas y ceviches, todos llenos de sabor y frescura. Cada bocado es un deleite para los sentidos, mientras que el servicio impecable y la atención meticulosa hacen de Altamar el lugar perfecto para disfrutar de una experiencia culinaria única en la capital venezolana.

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Beaches!

Playa Los Angeles

Located in La Guaira, Venezuela, Playa Los Ángeles is a perfect tourist destination to enjoy a day under the sun that captivates with its natural charm and relaxed atmosphere. You can find delicious gastronomic options and refreshing tropical drinks offered by local vendors. On weekends, you can enjoy a fun ride on the inflatable water attraction shaped like a banana, which will tow you into the water by a speedboat along the coast, providing an exciting and refreshing experience. This activity promises intense thrills and contagious laughter, turning your beach day into an unforgettable adventure.

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Camurí Chico

Camuri Chico, located in the state of Vargas, is one of the first beaches of La Guaira and is among the most popular spots to enjoy a sunny day. From early on, the beach comes alive with groups of friends and families engaging in activities like beach volleyball, frisbee games, and sandcastle building. After a day full of activities, you can indulge in local cuisine at nearby restaurants, where delicious dishes of fresh seafood and Venezuelan specialties are served. And to complete the experience, there’s nothing like watching the sunset over the horizon while enjoying a refreshing drink and taking in the views that the Caribbean Sea offers.

Camurí Chico in Google Maps

Macuto

Macuto, a town located in the state of Vargas, Venezuela, is known for its beaches with crystal-clear waters and soft golden sand. It’s a popular destination for those seeking relaxation and sun enjoyment. In addition to its beautiful beaches, Macuto offers a variety of activities such as venturing on hikes through nearby trails, exploring the historic Macuto Lighthouse, or immersing oneself in the town’s rich fishing tradition by visiting the picturesque pier. Local cuisine is another highlight of Macuto. Restaurants along the coast offer a delicious variety of fresh seafood and traditional Venezuelan dishes, while street vendors offer tempting snacks and refreshing beverages.

Macuto Chico in Google Maps

Chichiriviche de la Costa

Chichiriviche de la Costa is a charming coastal town located in a spectacular small bay to the west of the Central Coast. Its beach is clean, with plenty of sand for resting or sunbathing, offering a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere with gentle waves and fairly deep waters, making it the perfect spot to start practicing scuba diving as there are training centers with diving instructors who can assist you in this experience. Additionally, the beach boasts lovely restaurants, various accommodations, and further inland, the coastal town itself, where you can find residences, a plaza, a church, a hospital, and a school.

Chichiriviche de la Costa in Google Maps

Playa Los Caracas

Los Caracas Beach, located in Vargas state, is part of the Los Caracas Vacation Complex. This complex, once one of the most popular weekend getaways, continues to attract numerous visitors, despite no longer offering accommodation services. The beach remains a bustling destination, especially known for its family-friendly and tranquil atmosphere. Additionally, it features a section that extends into the open sea, where waves and marine currents are stronger, making this spot a paradise for surfing enthusiasts looking to challenge the powerful ocean currents and enjoy thrilling surf sessions.

Los Caracas in Google Maps

The road to Los Caracas is stunning

Todasana

Located to the east of Vargas State, Todosana is a small and charming village that surprises with its diversity of natural charms. Its beautiful mountains, crystal-clear rivers, and dreamy beaches offer a range of experiences for all tastes. In addition to its spectacular natural surroundings, Todosana is known for being an ideal destination for surf lovers, thanks to the perfect waves that break on its shores. Its wide variety of restaurants and its culture make it a pleasant place for those seeking outdoor adventures and moments of relaxation by the sea.

Todosana in Google Maps

Caraqueños things!

Eat a Cachito de Jamón!

Something that Venezuelans love are “cachitos”. They are bread rolls filled with chopped ham. They are a true delight for the palate, perfect for a quick breakfast or to enjoy in the afternoon accompanied by coffee or malt drink. In addition, they are affordable and can be found in any bakery in the country. “Cachitos” are part of our culinary culture and always remind us of home. If you are in Venezuela, you cannot leave without trying our delicious “cachitos”. I assure you, you won’t regret it!

Golfeados con Queso

If there is something you must enjoy, it is “golfeados” with cheese. These delicious sweet rolls are made with “papelón” (unrefined cane sugar), anise, and on the top they have white cheese, making them a true delight for the palate. They have a soft and sticky texture. The combination of sweet and salty makes them perfect to accompany any hot beverage, such as a good coffee or hot chocolate. “Golfeados” can be found everywhere, from the humblest street vendors to the most elegant bakery. Don’t miss out on these delicious snacks, I guarantee you that you are missing out on something really special!

Cachapas

Cachapas are an absolute delight you must try without a doubt. They are delicious pancakes made from freshly ground corn, cooked slowly until they achieve a golden and slightly crispy texture on the outside, but soft and tender on the inside. The best part? They are served hot and can be enjoyed plain or filled with grated white cheese, yellow cheese, ham, pork cracklings, or any other ingredient you desire. Paired with a cold juice or soda, cachapas are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, making them an ideal choice for any occasion. You simply can’t miss trying them during your stay in Venezuela!

Arepas

The Venezuelan arepa, made with corn dough, has been a fundamental pillar in the country’s diet and culture for centuries. Its versatility makes it a delight that adapts to every corner of Venezuela. From the bustling streets of Caracas to homes, the arepa reinvents itself with a variety of fillings, from the classic white cheese to exquisite shredded beef and creamy avocado. Imagine a perfect bite: a crunchy, golden layer that encloses a soft and fluffy interior, with a wide range of flavors that delight the palate. Each bite is a unique experience, a fusion of tradition, flavor, and passion that reflects the diversity and culinary richness of Venezuela.

Empanadas

Empanadas are a delicacy you can’t miss. Made with finely crafted dough that, when fried, becomes golden and crispy, these delights are filled with an infinite variety of ingredients that reflect Venezuela’s rich gastronomic diversity. From the classic cheese, shredded beef, and chicken empanadas to the most audacious combinations of cheese, fish, or black beans, each bite is an explosion of flavor and tradition. Thanks to their size, they are perfect for breakfast, dinner, or snacks.

Tequeños

No Venezuelan can live without tequeños, and it’s because these little bites of happiness consist of cheese sticks wrapped in wheat flour dough, fried until they achieve a golden and crispy outer layer, but soft and creamy inside. Originating from the city of Los Teques, hence their name, tequeños have become an indispensable appetizer at celebrations, family gatherings, and parties throughout the country. Their simplicity and delicacy make them irresistible to all palates, and it’s common to find them accompanied by sauces like guasacaca or garlic sauce to further enhance their delicious flavor.

Perros Calientes

Venezuelan hot dogs stand out anywhere. They’re renowned for the variety of sauces and ingredients used to adorn them. These condiments transform a simple hot dog into an explosion of vibrant and delicious flavors. Among the most common ingredients for a Venezuelan hot dog are endless sauces, such as garlic or BBQ; also grated carrot, cabbage, cheese, fries, avocado, and egg, but the combinations are endless. Their accessibility and versatility make them so popular, as they’re a quick and economical option for a meal on the go, but they’re also a popular choice at social events and parties, where they’re served as appetizers or main dishes.

Pepitos

The pepito joins the ranks of dishes with diverse ingredients and sauces. It consists of a baguette-style bread, filled with a generous portion of grilled meat, usually shredded beef or steak, and accompanied by a variety of ingredients and sauces that give it its characteristic flavor and irresistible seasoning. What makes the Venezuelan pepito unique is the combination of flavors and textures found in each bite. The meat, tender and juicy, is cooked to perfection and seasoned with spices that enhance its taste. Additionally, a layer of ingredients is added, which may include fresh tomato slices, crispy lettuce, caramelized onions, slices of avocado, and grated cheese, all topped with the special sauce of the place, which can be garlic sauce, pink sauce, cheese sauce, or even a combination of several sauces. Its popularity among locals and visitors alike is a testament to its exquisite flavor and its prominent place in the heart of Venezuelan cuisine.

Chicha

Venezuelan chicha is an emblematic beverage of Venezuela that holds a prominent place on every household’s table. Primarily made with rice and cow’s milk, this sweet and comforting drink is a true delight for the palate. Its traditional preparation involves the combination of ingredients such as cinnamon, condensed milk, chocolate chips, or syrup, which enhance its unique flavor and creamy texture. This beverage, thick and refreshing, is traditionally served cold with ice, making it a perfect option for any time of the year. Its exquisite taste and comforting consistency make it popular both at special celebrations and everyday gatherings with friends and family.

Cocada

Cocada is a refreshing and delicious beverage composed of frozen coconut chunks, milk, condensed milk, coconut cream, ice, and cinnamon. This version differs from the regional variant found in the central and western regions of Venezuela, where milk is mixed with coconut pulp, sometimes with condensed milk and cinnamon. It is often found on Venezuelan beaches, along with other Caribbean drinks. This delicacy represents the essence of the Caribbean in every sip and is as emblematic as other typical dishes. The diversity of regional versions reflects the gastronomic richness of Venezuela, adapting to family and local traditions throughout the country.

Sancocho de res

The beef sancocho, a super typical Sunday dish in Venezuela, is a delicious and comforting culinary option. This soup, prepared with juicy pieces of meat, usually beef ribs, and accompanied by a variety of vegetables and tubers characteristic of the region, such as yuca, ñame, and ocumo, is a true explosion of flavors and nutrients. In addition to being an emblematic dish for Sundays, it is also a popular choice on holidays or family celebrations, where it brings everyone together around the table to enjoy its exquisite taste.

Pan de Jamón

Venezuelan Christmas cuisine stands out for its delicious and traditional dishes, and pan de jamón is one of the favorites. Its presence on the table is eagerly awaited year after year, as this exquisite filled bread combines the best of two worlds: the softness and fluffiness of the bread with the smoky and salty flavor of the ham, complemented by other delights such as green olives, raisins, and, in some versions, strips of bacon. Each bite is a reminder of the joy and warmth of the holiday season, and a testament to the love and dedication put into each preparation.

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