It's really spectacular to travel to the Monument of Peace to see this city's great splendor. It's a religious place, but I think it's definitely a place that's worth visiting, especially for the faithful. Visit it!
We decided as a whole family to go for a walk along the Paseo Caracas starting The Paseo of the Heroes, and I had a very interesting experience. The place attracted many people to walk, jog, exercise or walk with family, and it's worth it. I hope you enjoy it and are encouraged when you come to Caracas to visit this beautiful place. Edgar Rodriguez Carmona
Coro is the capital of the stare of Falcon, and was founded with the original name of Santa Ana de Coro, in 1527 by Juan de Ampíes. It is one of the oldest cities in Venezuela. It is actualy quite well preserved, and was named a Unesco Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1993, with its harbour, La Vela de Coro. Cultural life in Coro is lively, with several museums, including the Art Coro, and the Contemporary Art, but the best thing for sure is walking the cobblestone streets and enjoying looking at its colorful buildings, ranging from deep blue, red, yellow and brown, something for everyone's tastes. There are also several parks and promenades full of tropical trees such as the Alameda. The famous house of a 100 windows has everything, I'm used to Venezuelans exaggerating saying always "a million", and then one day I actually bothered to count them and there are actually 100. The Coro Cathedral, which was built in the sixteenth century, was the first in the country, is in the Plaza Bolivar.
The Casa Amarilla in Caracas was once a royal prison and in the basement cells you can still see iron bars, chains and shackles. Since then, the building has been home to the Ecclesiastical Council, the residence of President Cipriano Castro, the Palacio del Gobierno, and the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Casa Amarilla was also where Venezuelan independence was declared on April 19, 1810. Free admission. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
It is in the entrance of San Juan de los Morros, in a tiny little road to the right just after the petrol stations at the entrance of the city, it is part of the old road and it symbolizes success in the battles of independence, it was built in the early twentieth century.
The National Pantheon of Venezuela is where the remains of the Simon Bolivar have laid in rest since 28 October 1876. The tomb was built in a neo-Gothic style which you can note in the arched portico, windows and doorways. The interior is divided into three sections separated by columns. The ceiling is decorated with paintings by Tito Salas narrating the deeds of Simon Bolivar. There is a large chandelier composed of four thousand pieces and 230 lights which was installed in 1883 to celebrate the centenary of Bolivar's birth. The right aisle is dedicated to Generalsimo Francisco de Miranda and the left side to the Grand Marshal of Ayacucho, Antonio Jose de Sucre. There are various side chapels erected in memory of other heroes of the country such as Cacique Guaicaipuro, Dr. Jose Maria Vargas, Fermin Toro, Andres Eloy Blanco, Cipriano Castro, Romulo Gallegos, Jose Antonio Paez, and others. In the entire complex, only three women are buried: Teresa de la Parra, Teresa Carreo, and Luisa Caceres de Arismendi. Admission is free and visiting hours are: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 12 m. And from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
The Spanish Bridge, is located in the San Esteban National Park, its original name is "The Bridge of Paso Hondo", it's an architectural marvel of the colonial era, dating from the late 18th century. It's characterized by its arched form, and broad columns, it's a truly magical place and is a must visit, from every point of view. Besides, it's in the middle of the mountains with a vegetation and small wooded area it borders the river San Esteban. To describe my experience in this magical place, is to remember the comedy that was me trying to walking around a mountainous area in inappropriate shoes. It had rained a lot in those days, so I went up "rolling" and you can't imagine the descent. So, take the precaution of wearing proper shoes for that area and you'll enjoy the splendor, vegetation, wildlife, and the magic of the place.
This is a long road, though very beautiful. There is a spectacular view, and its not too big, yet its comfortable. There are amazing drawings, a place to swim, and be careful because there are lots of mosquitos.
The La Galera Fort is a place where every evening seems magical. First you see the sun set slowly generating many colors and then turn around to the east and you see the lights reflected in the water bay and if the moon is coming out at the same time it'll leave you bewitched.
This is probably the most chic place of Maracaibo. The building is where a fashion magazine called Trend has been operating for 10 years. The tower also houses a cafe with a good gastronomic menu, a lounge on the terrace of the structure that you can enjoy at night, an aesthetic clinic and a shop featuring pieces by local designers and the rest of the country. One of the things that impressed me most about this place is that it's like being immersed in the movie; The devil wears Prada 'Creole version.' Women walk from one side to another, all dressed to the nines in heels, and flicking their hair. So if you want to buy a dress, this is the best option in town.
I'm Catholic and I like going to church on Sundays ! This cathedral is one of the most lovely of Venezuela! It is attended by people from many countries and different parts of the world! It is a pretty and full of faith!