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The young urban spirit of Venezuela, you can find visiting Caracas, the capital city.
Caracas is a must if you like good local and international cuisine or nightlife, the capital of Venezuela is a fascinating city to explore, full of great art, great shops and hotels.
Caracas is located in a beautiful valley, between the end of the Andes mountains, called El Avila, is an impressive mountain that separates the Caribbean Sea city giving most of the landforms of the city that appreciates its majesty from any point. The Avila is a weekend destination for city residents (known as Caracas) and is easily accessible by the removal of a very modern cable car that goes all the way from the base of the mountain to the newly nationalized Warairarepano National Park , which is located at the top of the great mountain Ávila.
In Caracas, spreading the wealth that characterized the economic situation of Venezuela is on display. They range from the modern business district of El Rosal, the Soho of Los Palos Grande, and the great houses to the east of the capital.
The streets of the city and the roads are always full of vehicles, as Venezuela has the cheapest gas in the world at about $ 0.10 a gallon. Subsidized gasoline and inadequate infrastructure have helped boost the major pollution and traffic lines in almost all highways in the city. The Caracas Metro system is the best in Latin America, is fast and can find one near any of the hotels offered here.
Caracas is one of the safest cities in the world for travelers, especially in popular areas and the tourist police last introduced by the government now patrol most of the downtown, you can walk safely at night or later at night, taxis are cheap and a good story told by his driver will take you anywhere, is easy to find a taxi at any time of day or night. Please to go out at night, men must wear jackets and ladies should wear cocktail type, some night clubs reserve the right to refuse admission and this is one of them to enter the premises.

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On March 27, 1874, President Antonio Guzmán Blanco ordered the transformation of the Church of the Holy Trinity in the National Pantheon in Caracas, to preserve the remains of the Heroes of Independence and the eminent persons' ... as designated by the Senate proposal of the President of the Republic ... "The old church was built by Juan Infante Sunday in Sacramento in the mid eighteenth century. The 1812 earthquake almost completely destroyed. Continued its slow reconstruction under the leadership of several engineers and to declare it turned into a National Pantheon, not finished yet.

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Caracas, in their eagerness to grow disorderly town planning, has preserved very little of its colonial relics. The birthplace of the Liberator, the Quinta de Bolivar Block Anauco and have managed to remain as symbols of a past that reminds us of our origins as a people.

These are places full of tradition and history as Venezuelans, perhaps because the problem of self-blame us, we have not at its true value. Not so in other countries and just one example, the Fifth St. Peter of Alexandria, in Santa Marta, Colombia, is visited by countless people who revere it as the place where the Liberator Simón Bolívar lived the last days of his life.

Field House
Located on the corner of Stone and Barcenas, after Radio Caracas Television and among ruined buildings, is the Bolivar Block, a former country house built by the family of the Liberator in 1788.
"Its location at the precise time Schael Graciela Martinez in History and Guide Cuadra Bolivar was considered on the outskirts of the city, which in that direction came to the corner of Redoubt."
Although the name of the block is that occupied an entire city block, and also because there is' settles mounts the Bolívar, the house now occupies a smaller space. However, in their different environments retains the spirit of the past.
Spacious patios, high ceilings, corridors, wooden furniture and portraits of those who were its inhabitants: María de la Concepción Palacios and their children Maria Antonia, Juana, Juan Vicente and Simon.
"It evokes the picture as an oasis of greenery, with its beautiful garden and orchard (now require the services of specialists in landscaping). There was a time when Schael Graciela has in it two big cedar trees grew they did remember, one, the heroism of one of the bravest native chiefs. " In the shadow of another, planted by Francisco Fajardo, receive lessons from the father Simon Bolivar and Don Andrés Andújar Bello.
The historical importance of this building lies in being the place where he spent part of childhood and youth of Simón Bolívar. To which are added events that made it the great monument, the birthplace of the independence movement.

Liberating ideas
In 1808 Simón Bolívar met there and his brother Juan Vicente with the Marqués del Toro, and Nepomuceno José Félix Ribas, Vicente Salias, among others, all in close communication with the advocates of freedom. There he conceived the movement that led to the April 19, 1810, the starting point for national independence and of American freedom.
All this historical burden is felt in the wide corridors of this building happened to the state in 1941 and was declared a historical monument in 1959.
School groups visit it every day since June 24, 1971 is reinagurara as a museum. Today its director, the historian David Ruiz Chataing, tries to help the community make it an active cultural center. 'This is the most neglected of the relics Bolivarian' he says.
To change the situation on the Square Bolivar offer concerts every Saturday and there will be activities for children. The programming will begin on 1 April with the band's Parade, Bigott Foundation, commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of the hero Francisco de Miranda, who met on 28 March.
It will also be a place for the gathering on the political thought of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Among the plans of the new policy is the restoration of the garden (where they planted cacao, tamarind, pomegranate and cedar), the creation of the Fundación Amigos de la Cuadra Bolivar, the most urgent cleanup and monitoring of the area.

Plaza Bolivar
The square now call Bolivar is one of the most important and ancient city. Previously it was known as Piazza del Pond, because there was a pool of shallow water, which dates back at least to the time of the founding of Lima. Years later, the Viceroy Diego de Zuniga y Velasco, Conde de Nieva, built on it a box of water called the Charity. This reservoir provided water to the monasteries, convents, public buildings and city sources. She was also known, to 1563, as a place of Nicolas de Rivera El Mozo, having a property in it (the land on which would be built after the local time of the Inquisition) that illustrious personage. Similarly, it was known as Plaza de la Caridad or the University, by the presence in the local environment of the church of Santa Maria de la Caridad (1562) and the University of San Marcos (1577). It was late sixteenth century was called the Plaza of the Three Cardinal Virtues, and more commonly, square of the Inquisition.

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Avila and attractions.
All trails have many attractions Avila, mention some of special interest, such as Naiguatá Peak is the highest elevation of the Coastal Range. The path of the Spanish in 1762, which for years was the only access road from the coast to the valley, The Cable Car and the Hotel Humboldt crowning the peak of El Avila mountain range make this a recreational point where you can walk, eating strawberries with cream, ice skating, make events, from birthdays or fairs, and also can see the entire city of Caracas and the other side of the walk you can see the Caribbean coast. Down via the sea, lies the village of Galipán, people dedicated to growing flowers and fruit in winter, with a variety of inns and eateries, including the famous strawberries and cream and bread stuffed with pork. Above are various birth of waterfalls leading down to Caracas and paint make a refreshing and therapeutic for the visitor who wants to swim in those cold waters left a tonic effect on the skin. The need to protect the port of La Guaira of the siege of pirates, necessitated the construction of a defensive system consisting of the Fortin El Salto, the castle of San Carlos, San Joaquin castle at the summit and at military bases and the watchtower Black Castle. Altamira climbing, find a path frequented by Caracas, both for exercise and recreation, this leads to the recreation center's deer, which is a moderate ascent toward what was once a coffee plantation that is managed today by Park Rangers, this point offers a good view of Caracas and sellers can find natural juices and sandwiches and whole foods diet for the visitors recover healthy energy.

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Archbishop's Palace - The Archbishop's Palace has over 350 years old, rebuilt again during the last years, is one of the few structures in place that has survived the earthworks. From 1637 to 1803 he was bishop's residence before an update to its current state.

City Council - Next door is the City Council, a structure that may have had more features than any other in the center of the city. The original building was a workshop dedicated to the patron saint of Latin America, Rosa de Lima, was destroyed by an earthquake and had to be rebuilt in 1641. Fifty-five years later, Venezuela became the only institution of higher education. In 1725, the Spanish King Felipe V ordered was renamed Royal University learning center open only to young people with the appropriate lineage and Christian morality. It was not until 1870 that the complex became the seat of city government. Rebuilt and modified through the years. Raul Santana at the Museum in the City Council there is an exhibition about ancient Caracas, much of which is dedicated to the area around the Plaza Bolivar.

Capitol - The gold-domed building at the southwest corner of the Plaza Bolivar is the Capitol, or Congress building. When Guzner Antonio Blanco, one of the 19de century dictators Venezuela, decided to exile included the nuns of the Conception convent, once located in this space, was famous for his wealth. It is said that the nuns escaped with the jewels of the country selected as dowry blue blooded woman who joined the faculty. With the nuns out, 114 days hard building including vent between the Capitol, opened in 1874.

The walls and ceilings of this building legislation are covered with works by artists patriotic Venezuelans, including tovary Tovar, whose scene was painted in Paris sections are then sent to Venezuela to be installed in the dome building. Here, there is also the Peruvian painter Gil de Castro, with Bolívar's famous painting up and an angel.

Near the base of the mountain of Avila. Guarded around the clock, is the National Pantheon, the mausoleum of Venezuela with its most revered hero. A good time to visit is just before closing at 5 pm when the parade of guards made their rounds through the building.

Although he died alone, shunned by their comrades, now Simón Bolívar is one of the most revered heroes of the continent and a reproduction of his childhood home became a museum. Two blocks east of the Capitol at the corner known as the Corner of San Jacinto, is the stone of the Casa Natal, where the Liberator was born the son of Maria Concepcion Palacios y Blanco and Don Juan Vicente de Bolívar, a wealthy businessman 32 years. Don Juan Vicente died at age 70, left a young widow with four children, Simon was the youngest. The house was destroyed by an earthquake and then rebuilt, leaving the family in Bolivar until 19 century when it was acquired by Venezuela's President Guzmán Blanco, which changed hands several times for commercial use, stable and spacious storage until was rebuilt as a national monument. In the courtyard of the Casa Natal is the stone fountain where Simon Bolivar was baptized.

Not far from the birthplace of the Liberator, who met one of the biggest challenges to his campaign to free the country from Spanish rule. The painter Tito Salas oil has caught the moment Bolivar in the plaza of San Jacinto, addressed to the priests at the time of the earthquake of 1812 that destroyed the place where he gave his wise message "If nature objects, and we will fight against them obey us, "said Bolivar, and recorded the famous quote in large letters on one side of the building on this corner.

Silence - Under President Isaías Medina Angarita, the slums of Silence have been razed and replaced by the proposed model of El Silencio. White apartment buildings were designed by the architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva.

Miraflores - In 1880, when President Joaquin Crespo began building the house for use as a presidential home, rumors flew. Some said the walls were reinforced with iron for the construction of earthquake proof, which was the most expensive ever in the country, that the initials of Crespo and his wife were incorporated in the designs around the country. The rumors were true and when the house was completed, unfortunately, in the eight years it took to build the house, Crespo died in battle, the man whose name is most associated with Miraflores never had the opportunity to live there.

El Calvario - Since the turn of the century when the government bought the house, Miraflores has been used by every president as a workplace. It is decorated with European tapestries, damask and French and Italian furniture. Sometimes it opens to the public. At the top of a steep hill to the west is in Caracas's oldest park, El Calvario, built in the 1870's. There is a Greek Orthodox church at the base and the smell of eucalyptus in the breeze made the trees on top, marking the start of the walk uphill to the park. Now the pilgrims and the candles are gone. The few crosses that survive in the museum, and roads have been replaced by a steep staircase. Still, it remains a chapel on the hilltop, a remnant of a dictator campaign transformed the park into a replica of a point that impressed him in France.

The view of the city is aware of these gardens on top, interspersed with marble busts of Venezuelans, including Bolivar, pianist Teresa Carreno, composer Pedro Elías Gutiérrez and master of Bolívar, Simón Rodríguez. A century ago, the Caracas went to Calvary for a bird view of the city.

Although well above the ground, Caraqueños have not lost their agricultural roots. Green vines trail along the sides, planters of bright spring flowers, and inside the apartments, potted plants thrive in warm, humid climate.