This gigantic, 47m-high monument is said to be the world’s tallest statue of the Virgin Mary. Frankly, it bears an eerie, uncanny resemblance to Darth Vader. Inaugurated in 1983, the massive, concrete statue stands …
At Casa de la Guerra a Muerte exhibits include old maps, armor, period furniture, pre-Columbian pottery and even a fully equipped kitchen with a historic stove. It was in this house that Bolívar signed the controver…
This graceful, historic building is around Plaza Bolivar. Built in the early 17th century as a convent, it’s now the public library. Do go inside to see its splendid courtyard.
Mind your matches, the local firemen eat here. You can see why – it serves solid, stick-to-your-ribs food in an unpretentious cafeteria atmosphere, and with prices to match.
It’s nothing special by Caracas standards, but here it’s one of the best eateries in town, and it also offers a solid menú ejecutivo.
This mighty catedral was completed in 1662, has a lovely whitewashed facade and some charming old altarpieces inside.
Simple and modest, this is the only vegetarian spot in town, serving a filling menú ejecutivo (set meal) at lunch only.