Simón Bolívar Mausoleum
After a 2010 exhumation to confirm cause of Bolívar's death, Chávez built his hero this grand new mausoleum, which opened in 2013. The...
Iglesia Santa Capilla
This neo-Gothic church , one block north of Plaza Bolívar, is modeled on the Sainte Chapelle of Paris. It was ordered by General Antonio...
Set on the eastern side of Plaza Bolívar, Caracas' cathedral started its life in the mid-16th century as a mere mud-walled chapel. A...
Café Casa Veroes
For some of the city's best coffee, search out this hidden, open-air cafe tucked away in the leafy backyard of a home-turned-museum...
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Panteón Nacional information
The entire central nave of the imposing National Pantheon is dedicated to national hero Simón Bolívar, underlining the almost saint-like reverence with which he is held in Venezuela. His bronze sarcophagus is placed in the chancel, and the path to reach his tomb is covered by a ceiling filled with paintings of Bolívar’s life, all done by Tito Salas in the 1930s.