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En Casa de Wannia

Housed in a charming colonial house that has been beautifully converted into a small private restaurant, En Casa de Wannia is the home of local ceramicist and artist Wannia Chiriboga and her Belgian husband Herman. …
Gallery in Ciudad Bolívar

Centro de las Artes

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 was once known as the Plaza Descanso (rest), because funeral p…
Monument in Ciudad Bolívar

Casa Piar

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 cathedral wall and executed by firing squad. Piar liberated the cit…
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Río Caroní Airplane

If you’re passing through the city’s airport, don’t miss the Río Caroní airplane, conveniently parked in front of the terminal building. This is the part original, part replica of the plane Jimmie Angel crash-landed…
Museum in Ciudad Bolívar

Museo de Ciudad Bolívar

The Casa del Correo del Orinoco – an example of impressive colonial architecture – houses the Museo de Ciudad Bolívar, a hodgepodge of modern art and historic objects. The most interesting artifact is the original p…
Landmark in Ciudad Bolívar

Airplane of Jimmie Angel

Standing in front of the airport terminal is the restored airplane of gold-seeker Jimmie Angel, who landed atop what was eventually named Salto Ángel (Angel Falls) in 1937, and couldn't take off again. The plane he …
Museum in Ciudad Bolívar

Casa del Congreso de Angostura

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 Angostura Congress. You can still sense the air of those days …
Seafood in Ciudad Bolívar

La Ballena

La Ballena is a rather dark and seedy place to say the least, but within its fiercely air conditioned walls you’ll get a decent range of seafood and steaks. It’s also one of the few places to eat in the historical c…
Fast Food in Ciudad Bolívar

Calle del Hambre

When the historic center shuts down for the evening, grab a taxi to the Calle del Hambre, a block-long carnival of bright lights and a few dozen fast-food stalls that buzzes and sizzles until the wee hours of the mo…
Fortress in Ciudad Bolívar

Fortín El Zamuro

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 fine views over the old town. The entrance is from Paseo Heres.