Caracas Sights

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Complejo Cultural Teresa Carreño

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World-class ballet, opera, and classical concerts are regularly presented at this modern cultural center named for Venezuela's most famous...

Concejo Municipal

  • Museum/Gallery

This graceful colonial building, set around a manicured courtyard, is considered the cradle of Venezuelan statehood. On July 5, 1811,...

Galería de Arte Nacional

  • Museum/Gallery

Known around town as the "GAN,"the interesting National Art Gallery, across the circular Plaza Morelos from the Museum of Natural Science,...

Iglesia de San Francisco

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Filled with richly gilded altars, this church dating from 1593 was the site of Simón Bolívar's proclamation as "El Libertador" (the...

Museo Sacro de Caracas

  • Museum/Gallery

The Museum of Religious Art of Caracas, a former sacristy and ecclesiastical prison built in 1844 adjoining the cathedral, now houses...

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber

  • Museum/Gallery

This contemporary art museum displays paintings by Picasso, Miró, and Bacon. There are also 3-D works by renowned Venezuelan artist...

Museo de Ciencias Naturales

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The Museum of Natural Science includes archaeological, botanical, and zoological displays (stuffed animals against rather dismal backdrops)...

Palacio de Gobernación

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

The art deco–style Government Palace, built in 1935, now houses political offices and a ground-floor gallery with rotating exhibits...

Panteón Nacional

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Five blocks north of Plaza Bolívar, the striking National Pantheon's exquisite marble interior holds the remains of 138 Venezuelan political...

Parque Los Caobos

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One of the city's oldest parks, Parque Los Caobos has towering mahogany trees planted to celebrate Venezuela's independence. The lovely...