Jardín Botánico del Orinoco


Ciudad Bolívar's expansive botanical gardens contain a huge collection of tropical plants, flowers and trees.

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1. Monumento a Simón Bolívar

0.27 MILES

One of the city’s most impressive sights is the gigantic Monumento a Simón Bolívar. Erected in 1999, this 10m-high bronze statue is by far the tallest…

2. Alcaldía de Heres

0.29 MILES

A pair of fine old buildings on both sides of the street, connected by the graceful arch of an aerial walkway.

3. Catedral

0.32 MILES

Ciudad Bolívar's magnificent cathedral dates from 1790 and dominates the Plaza Bolívar with its yellow and white painted facade and attractive interior.

4. Casa Piar

0.35 MILES

On the northern side of the plaza is the Casa Piar, where General Manuel Piar was kept prisoner in October 1817 before being positioned against the…

5. Antigua Cárcel

0.37 MILES

The Antigua Cárcel is a restored 18th-century prison building that functioned as a jail until 1952 and now contains the Bolívar state culture offices.

6. Centro de las Artes

0.38 MILES

On the southern edge of the colonial sector is the tree-shaded Plaza Miranda. Positioned at the halfway point between the cathedral and the cemetery, it…

7. Casa del Congreso de Angostura

0.38 MILES

The brash pink Casa del Congreso de Angostura dominates the western side of the plaza. Built in the 1770s, in 1819 it was home to lengthy debates by the…

8. Fortín El Zamuro

0.42 MILES

The Fortín El Zamuro is a small fort built in the late 18th century atop the highest hill in the city, just south of the colonial quarter. It provides…