Parque Central


This vast housing, commercial and cultural center is a landmark at the heart of the city and includes its best museums and the country's tallest skyscrapers.

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Nearby Caracas attractions

2. Galería de Arte Nacional

0.18 MILES

Venezuela’s largest museum began construction in 1989 but was abandoned in the mid-’90s. Architect Carlos Gómez persevered though and construction resumed…

3. Complejo Cultural Teresa Carreño

0.23 MILES

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…

4. Parque Los Caobos

0.24 MILES

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

5. Museo de Bellas Artes

0.34 MILES

The Museum of Fine Arts is a beautiful museum with lots of breathing room housed in two buildings, a functional modern six-story building and a graceful…

6. Plaza La Candelaria

0.52 MILES

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

7. Casa Natal de Bolívar

0.93 MILES

Bolívar’s funeral took place just two blocks from the house where, on July 24, 1783, he was born. The interior of Bolívar’s birthplace has been…

8. Museo Bolivariano

0.93 MILES

This museum has successfully preserved its colonial style and displays a variety of independence memorabilia, from muskets to medals and shaving sets to…