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Cultural sightseeing in Venezuela. What to visit - museums, temples, castles and palaces

Any country can surprise foreigners with its sights and objects of historical and cultural heritage. Venezuela is no exception. Despite the fact that a huge number of natural beauty and national parks are located on its territory, tourists who are going to spend cultural leisure time on their vacation will find places that are worth to visit. Simon Bolivar is almost a national hero for any country in South America. A modest red brick house built in the colonial style is located in the capital of Venezuela. It was there that the future fighter for the independence of the Spanish colonies in Latin America was born in the 18th century. The font in which Bolivar was baptized is located in the center of the courtyard. Antiques, furniture, curtains, and mirrors that are in the house surrounded him during his lifetime. His personal belongings are kept in the Bolivar house museum. These are documents, weapons, clothing, and diaries.
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The heroic past of Venezuela is connected with the name of Simon Bolivar. The National Pantheon is located in the northern part of the capital. This is the place where the remains of the great revolutionary are buried. The building was built in 1812. The bronze sarcophagus that became the tomb of Bolivar stands in the central part of the Pantheon. There is both a monument to the national hero and statues of other prominent figures who contributed to the development of Venezuela inside the building. A collection of about 2000 paintings dedicated to the life of the great revolutionary is stored inside the Pantheon. The entrance to the Pantheon is free. Tourists can easily pay tribute to the memory of the great fighter for independence.
Reverent attitude to the national heroes has long been a hallmark of Venezuelan citizens. A visit to the Revolution Museum will confirm this once again. It is located in Caracas. The museum became the mausoleum of Hugo Chavez, the charismatic President of this country who died. The museum is also called military-historical. The building was built in 1906. It was converted into the museum 75 years later. Its exhibitions are dedicated to the events of the period 1900-1920. A professional militia was formed in the country at this time. Personal belongings, uniforms, and weapons of the military of the 19th and 20th centuries became exhibits of the museum. In addition to the main exhibition, the tomb of Hugo Chavez has also been located in the building since 2013. A visit to the museum will help you learn more about the history of Venezuela, its power structures, and the activities of the country's outstanding leader. Copyright
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Connoisseurs of high art can visit the Museum of fine arts of Caracas. It is the oldest cultural object of the capital. The museum is located on Museum square. Several halls are included in the exposition of the institution. The collection of art objects of Ancient Egypt is represented by 45 works. You can see only 30 of them today. The rest of the art objects are preserved. The Cubism department is dedicated to the study of the origin of this trend in art. Works by artists from Europe, Mexico, and Argentina are presented here. The collection of Chinese ceramics presented in the museum is the most famous on the continent. The collection of paintings by Latin American masters consists of more than 400 works. There is a library, a gift shop, and an archive in the museum.
Isla Margarita The Museum of Modern Art in Caracas presents its visitors to the works of artists. They were created after the worst war in the history of mankind. Its exhibitions are located in 13 halls. They are 3000 copies. Temporary exhibitions are located in 10 halls. They allow young artists to make their debut. Permanent exhibitions are located in the other 3 halls. The collection of works by Picasso is the most visited exhibition. In addition to the exhibition halls, there is also a library, cafes, shops, and an art studio in the museum. A beautiful small pond is located in the museum courtyard. There is a fountain on it. The lawn is equipped around it. Various sculptures are presented on it.
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The Cathedral is the hallmark of the city of Merida. It was opened to parishioners in 1958. The opening of the Cathedral was dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the city. The building is shaped like a cross with a large central dome. The city coat of arms is located above the main entrance. The interior of the Cathedral is richly decorated with various stained glass windows, frescoes, and sculptures. There is a 14th-century sculpture of the Virgin Mary among them. It was brought here from Germany. The relics of the Martyr Clement granted back in 1794 by Pope Pius VI, are stored in the Cathedral. It was awarded the status of a Minor Basilica in 1991. A visit to this attraction will not leave indifferent believers and admirers of art and elegant architecture.
Any tourist who comes to the city of Valencia must visit the city's Cathedral. The building is built in a classic colonial style. The Cathedral was an ordinary parish Church initially. But it became a Cathedral after the proclamation of the diocese of Valencia. The interior is painted at the sunset of the 19th and dawn of the 20th century. There are a number of old images in one of the Cathedral's chapels. They are elaborately carved on a wooden base. The Cathedral became a storage place for works by famous artists such as Pedro Castillo and Antonio Toro. The historical and artistic value of the Cathedral is marked by obtaining the status of a Minor Basilica, which was granted by Pope John XXIII.
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Cathedrals and basilicas in Venezuela
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♥   Catedral de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, Barinas. On the map   Photos
♥   Catedral de Todos Los Santos, Calabozo. On the map   Photos
♥   Catedral de la Divina Pastora, Tucupita. On the map   Photos
♥   Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, Valle de la Pascua. On the map   Photos
♥   Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Paz, Trujillo. On the map   Photos
♥   Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Corteza, Acarigua. On the map   Photos
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Palaces in Venezuela
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Extreme Guinness-type places in Venezuela

Angel Falls

From the series “Greatest Waterfalls on Earth”
It’s worth going to Venezuela in search of the highest waterfall in the world. It is here that a beautiful Angel Falls found its place. The waterfall originates at the top of the Auyán-tepui Mountain and is surrounded by impenetrable rainforests. Its height is 1054 meters. Currently the natural landmark of world importance is situated in a nature reserve of Canaima. Angel Falls has a very interesting history of its own discovery.

According to official figures, Ernesto Sanchez La Cruz was the fall’s discoverer, but the exact date of its finding is listed a little bit later. In 1933 an American pilot James Angel researched Auyán-tepui mountain areas in search of ore deposits. It was he who first flew over the mighty waterfall and informed local residents about its existence. The … Read all

Teleferico de Merida

From the series “The Longest Ski-Lifts and Cable Trams in the World”
Currently the longest cableway in the world is located in Mérida. Teleferiko de Mérida is 12.5 kilometers long. The start station is located near Barinitas. The cable car consists of four sections and lifts passengers on top of Espejo Peak, at height of 4,765 meters above sea level. The ride on the longest cable car in the world lasts less than two hours, during which you can appreciate the beauty of mountain scenery and enjoy panoramic views of Merida in full.

During the ride the funicular makes several stops, so everyone can take a stroll through the most picturesque mountain areas, and then continue his journey to the top. Brave travelers who decide to try the longest cableway in the world have to consider some important features. Difference in height between the upper and lower … Read all
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Culture and monuments in popular cities of Venezuela

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San Carlos de Borromeo Fortress is another monument of the XVII century. It is located in the city of Pampatara. It served as a defensive line against sea invaders for many years here. Today it is a tourist attraction. You can see its powerful walls and ancient tools here. You will also enjoy the magnificent view from the fortress walls. You can also make an interesting excursion to Fort de la Galera. This is one of the best places to explore the surrounding area. There are several viewing … Read more

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