Gifts & Souvenirs in Caracas


To pick up the obligatory hammocks, papier-mâché devil masks or stuffed piranhas, check out the biggest craft shop of them all at Hannsi, in El Hatillo, one of the best souvenirs shops you’ll see. The massive store …
Mall in Caracas

Centro Comercial Sambil

Touted as South America’s largest shopping mall, there's an enormous range of shopping on offer here.
Arts & Crafts in Caracas

Artesanía Altamira

A veritable profusion of basket work is to be found here, along with other assorted knickknacks – the kind we all buy and ask ourselves ‘Why?’ later.
Mall in Caracas

Centro Comercial El Recreo

The big mall in Sabana Grande.
Music in Caracas

Comercial Carrillo

For legitimately produced CDs (rather than the pirated versions that abound on the streets), try the small but well-crammed Comercial Carrillo, with a voluminous collection of Venezuelan folk and other styles from a…
Desserts in Caracas

Dulces Criollos

The sweet-toothed will have a field day in this traditional candy store on the plaza, which sells gooey cakes, jellied fruits and other local confections.
Books in Caracas

El Buscón

Browse-worthy store with strong selection of Venezuelan literature (in Spanish), plus some English novels.
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Automercados Campitos

For self-caterers.
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Fashion Mall Tolón

A winner for its high-end dining and nightlife.
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Centro Artesanal Los Goajiros

A below-street-level corridor of stalls just west of Plaza Chacaíto offers a mixed-bag of Orinoco crafts (woven hammocks and bags, carved blowguns, musical instruments) and hippie gear (Rasta caps, Guatemalan wallet…