Caracas, Venezuela
ZipTipz Caracas Travel Guide

900 metres above sea level, and at the foot of the spectacular El Avila Mount, Caracas displays its 430 years of history, in stark contrast with its modern architecture. Pleasant climate, cosmopolitan, colourful and lively: surely it's worth a visit.

District Guide

Caracas, a city of great diversity, offers visitors a wide range of scenery. The different areas of the city make it an exciting and interesting metropolis where tradition and modernism become one.

Caracas has an excellent transport system: there is an intricate network of roads that cross the...

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Historical Background

"The city we have built is an eternal return to the future." José Ignacio Cabrujas, Venezuelan Writer.

In 1567, and after many slips, the expedition commanded by Diego de Losada arrived at a beautiful valley surrounded by waters of the river Guaire, and formed by the El Avila, Parque Nacional, and...

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Where To Stay

Whatever your reason for coming to Caracas, business, tourism, congresses, conventions or art, you will always find a good place to stay.

The type of accommodation you'll find will always depend on the cost, location and services that you are looking fo...

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Dining and Drinking

In Venezuela many ancient gastronomic traditions are combined to please the guest with a delicious variety of dishes. Between the 16th and 19th centuries, Venezuelan society was made up of families descending from three different backgrounds—European, African and American (indigenous...

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When it comes to culture, art and recreation, Caracas is the place to be. Always full of life and with so much going on each day, visitors to this Carribbean capital will never have to be bored during their stay.

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Recommended Tours

This walk will take you through part of the old center of the city (El Silencio) where there are a good number of historical leftovers from what Caracas looked like during the 18th and 19th centuries.

La Plaza Bolívar From the early beginnings, the main square of Caracas has been witness to...

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Caracas is the capital of Venezuela. It is located in the north of the country, following the contours of a narrow mountain valley located on the Venezuelan coastal range (Cordillera de la Costa). The valley's temperatures are springlike, and the urbanizable terrain of the Caracas Valley lies between 2,500 and 3,000 ft (760 and 910 m) above sea level. The Valley is close to the Caribbean Sea , separated from the coast by a steep mountain range (Cerro Ávila) that rises above 7400 ft (2200 m); to the south lies further hills and mountains. The historic center of Caracas, known as the Libertador Municipality, had an estimated population of 2.1 million in 2005. In that same year, the official metropolitan area had an estimated population of 3.3 million. Distrito Capital (Capital District) is the name of Caracas' primary seat, covering part of Miranda State. The population of Caracas' urban agglomeration (Greater Caracas, including neighboring cities out of the Capital District) is about 4.7 million.

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