Museo de Arte Colonial


The Museum of Colonial Art is considered one of the finest museums of its kind in Latin America. Housed in an elegant country mansion known as Quinta de Anauco, it’s laid out around a charming patio and enclosed by lush, shady gardens. A ball was staged here in honor of Simón Bolívar’s very last night in Caracas: he was never to return alive.

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1. Plaza La Candelaria


Since its construction in 1708 this square has been the site of popular gatherings for events such as bullfights and fiestas.

2. Museo de Bellas Artes

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3. Galería de Arte Nacional

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4. Parque Los Caobos

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One of the oldest parks in Caracas, this central green lung provides welcome respite from the concrete jungle of Parque Central.

5. Complejo Cultural Teresa Carreño

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Rising like a gigantic concrete bunker across the street from Parque Central (and linked to it by a footbridge), the Complejo Cultural Teresa Carreño is a…

6. Simón Bolívar Mausoleum

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After a 2010 exhumation to confirm cause of Bolívar's death, Chávez built his hero this grand new mausoleum, which opened in 2013. The US$140 million…

8. Parque Central

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