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Things to See in Caracas, Venezuela

Updated on March 17, 2012

 Whether it's hiking through the picturesque mountain range north of the city or admiring world class works at the art museum, you'll find there's no shortage of things to see in Caracas, Venezuela!  Read on to learn more.

The Great Outdoors

Outdoors enthusiasts and nature lovers will find that there are a variety of activities in the greater Caracas area for them to enjoy. To the north of the city you'll find the popular Parque Nacional el Avila, with more than 200 km of nature trails. Visitors can hike, bike, go birdwatching and enjoy the natural beauty of this unique spot.

View of Caracas
View of Caracas


Caracas has a variety of museums for its residents and visitors to enjoy. At the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo visitors can view works by artistic masters such as Botero and Matisse. The Museo de Bellas Artes is Caracas' fine arts museum and holds more traditional art forms.  Children can learn and have a good time at Museo de los Ninos, and interactive children's museum with displays about space, medicine, communications and more.

El Teleferico

For the best view of Caracas, Venezuela, take a ride on El Teleferico, the cable cars that transport visitors to the top of the mountain El Avila. Once there, you can hike or dine at one of several tasty restaurants. Take a jacket, because it can get CHILLY on top of the mountain!


Those who relish a nice long day of shopping will enjoy Centro Sambil, the massive shopping mall featuring over 500 shops and restaurants.  It's the largest shopping mall in South America!  Don't forget your credit card!

Parque Central

 This park is home to man made wonders rather those of the natural kind.  Museums, hotels, cultural centers and a lot of really big buildings is what you'll find in Caracas' Central Park.

Hipódromo La Rinconada

 Who doesn't love a day at the races?  Even if you've never gone, you might want to check this attraction out.  Thrilling thoroughbred horse races take place each weekend while people from all across Venezuela bet on the outcome. 


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