Caracas is the capital and largest city of Venezuela. It is located in northern Venezuela, near the Caribbean. It is not one of the top touristic destinations of Venezuela, and travelers often bypass the capital city in order to see the countryâ€™s amazing natural attractions. However, the Venezuelan capital can be a fascinating city to explore, replete with excellent art, food and a bustling nightlife.
You should really visit places like:
La Plaza Bolivar - located near the Metro Capitolio. Is located in the city center. It has statues of Simon Bolivar, and is close to Congress and other government buildings. It also displays nice examples of colonial architecture.
La Casa Natal de Simon Bolivar. Bolivarâ€™s birthplace, also downtown. One of the few well-preserved colonial buildings with some great paintings and a museum. Next door is the Museo Bolivariano with some of Bolivarâ€™s war relics. Capitolio Metro Station.
Jardin Botanico - located next to the Central University. is a well-kept garden with an impressive array of tropical plants and trees. Metro Ciudad Universitaria or Plaza Venezuela.
Centro de Arte La Estancia - an art gallery situated in the middle of the lush and manicured gardens. Rotating exhibits by a variety of artists are shown.
The Avila mountain to the north of Caracas is highly recommended for hiking, views of Caracas, and its fresh air. The Sabas Nieves entrance, accessible by bus from Altamira, is the most popular. So if you are adventurous you should definitely try that out.