Venezuela: travel books to read before you go
This excerpt from Lonely Planet’s Venezuela guide provides a selection of travel literature to get you in the mood for your trip. Venezuela’s unique table mountains have captivated writers for over a century...
Places in Venezuela
A sprawling metropolis choked with traffic, Caracas incites no instant love affairs. The political and cultural capital of Venezuela is densely overpopulated and hectic, with a solid dose of crime and pollution. Few sections of the city are pedestrian-friendly and almost no quality accommodations exist for budget travelers.
Easily reached from Caracas, the country’s northwest is stocked with beaches, rainforests, deserts, caves, waterfalls, a dozen national parks and South America’s largest lake. Parque Nacional Morrocoy attracts visitors with its colorful reefs, beaches and Sahara-like desert near the colonial town of Coro.
Tours and activities
Gaudí’s La Pedrera at Night: A Behind-Closed-Doors Tour in Barcelona
Experience the magical world of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí on this exclusive night tour of one of his most famous modernist buildings, La Pedrera (also known as Casa Milà), the second most visited museum in Barcel...