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Venezuela sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

A beautiful and diverse country, Venezuela combines the charm of the Caribbean and outstanding culture of South America. In this country travelers can enjoy a classy beach holiday, enjoy observation of nature landmarks or choose to visit the Venezuelan Amazon jungle to see many exotic animals. Whatever you choose, a vacation in this country will be unforgettable.
1. Venezuela has been going through a severe economic crisis in recent years. This has adversely affected absolutely all spheres of life, including …
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Los Llanos is located in an unpopulated part of the country. This is a great place to explore wildlife and see many species of exotic animals. Various birds, anacondas, caimans, capybaras and even jaguars can be seen during a tour. Travellers, who are keen on less adventurous vacations, will enjoy Canaima National Park that is present in the UNESCO World Heritage list. This is mostly a mountain area, some parts of which are covered with rainforests. The reserve is mostly famous for La Gran Sabana (the Great Savannah) and the Angel Falls.
The Angel Falls is always present in the list of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. With its height of 979 metres, it is known as the highest free-falling waterfall in the world. The single drop of the Angel Falls reaches 807 metres. An interesting fact – the waterfall was discovered relatively not long ago. On the 16th of November, 1933, Jimmie Angel was making a flight on his plane and saw the waterfall. The Angel Falls got its name after the discoverer. Today, travelers are welcome to repeat that flight on a plane from Caracas or Ciudad Bolivar. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
If you travel to Venezuela with children you should remember that the country has been going through a severe economic crisis for several years. It is …
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Another site in the UNESCO list, Coro is a great place to see how the country looked like during its colonial past. Located not far away from the capital city of Caracas, Coro is home to almost 600 historic buildings that belong to the colonial era. Travellers, who are more into nature landmarks, should not miss Los Roques – a chain of nearly 40 islands. The islands are a great place to enjoy the Caribbean style rest, explore more than 250 coral reefs and a turtle sanctuary.
Caracas is the largest city in the country and its main economic centre. For unprepared travelers the city might be quite dangerous, so it’s better to ask a “Caraqueno” to provide you with recommendations. Such areas of the capital as Los Palos Grandes, El Rosal, La Castellana, El Hatillo, Altamira, Las Mercedes, Sebucan, Este de Caracas or Chuao are considered safe for tourists. There are also some districts, visiting which is recommended in the daytime and without valuable items.
You can bring a lot of interesting things as gifts or souvenirs from Venezuela. The best souvenirs are those that can be eaten or drunk. Venezuela is …
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History and Entertainment

Venezuela has a lot of interesting national symbols, one of which is rum. In the country, there are several historical factories that are now welcome tourists. Travelers have an opportunity to watch the process of producing rum, taste the best types and buy gift sets in special stores.
The country has preserved its beautiful craft traditions, so there are many artisanal workshops where lovely clay dolls are made. Another popular national symbol is colorful hammocks that you can buy in gift shops. Lace capes are very popular with representatives of the gentle sex.
Venezuela's Independence Declaration Day is celebrated in the country on April 19. This is the main national holiday. The Spanish governors were …
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The most popular national drink in Venezuela is coffee. The country is also notable for the first-class chocolate. Literally in every city and town, there is a special shop where you can buy chocolate and different sweets. Sweet teeth should drop in Coromoto Cafe in Merida where different kinds of exotic ice cream are cooked. Here, you even can taste ice cream with shrimps and garlic.
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Venezuela

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National and city parks of Venezuela
♥   National Park 'Canaima' . On the map   Photos
♥   World Heritage Site 'Canaima National Park' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Cerro El Copey' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Cerro Saroche' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Chorro el Indio' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Venezuela from our review series

Santa Ana de Coro Town

From the series “Famous Unesco Sites in South America”
One of the most interesting among the cities of Venezuela is Santa Ana de Coro. Today the population of the old town is about 174 000 people. The settlement is located on the edge of the peninsula Paraguana, on the Caribbean coast. The small port town was founded here in 1527. In a few years, its scale increased tenfold. Every year new constructions were appearing.

Since the founding, one of the main port town issues were pirates who often plundered the place and burned it to the ground. Despite this, the town has been rebuilt each time. Today, it is possible to see a lot of beautiful historic buildings of 18th-19th centuries, which miraculously managed to survive. The port area, where old buildings were preserved, is of particular interest. The main attraction of the town is Zamora … Read all

Roraima Mountain

From the series “Top 15 Most Fantastic Creations of Nature”
An iconic sight of Venezuela, which is known far beyond the borders of the country, is Roraima mountain. It shoots up for 2 723 meters. The main feature of the mountain is its absolutely flat top occupying an area of ​​about 34 square km. Since ancient times, the locals considered the mountain to be the sacred place. Numerous amazing superstitions and legends are associated with it.

The scenic mountain and its incredibly beautiful foothill areas attract both ordinary tourists and researchers from around the world. First show interest mostly in the incredible scenery that can be captured by photo and video camera. Researchers are attracted by rare endemic plants, which can not be found anywhere else in the world. It’s also worth noting that all travelers have an opportunity to climb … Read all

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
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The Demand for Travel with Bikes May Spike in Switzerland This Summer

Trains with this feature will have a bicycle label. Tourists get a bike ticket for their reservation. It is possible to purchase this bike ticket in a mobile app right before departure or use the traditional counter. International trains in Switzerland will also offer this service but the price may differ. Tourists who plan to travel with their bikes a lot may be interested in purchasing an annual bike pass with 25 reservations worth CHF 50. Read this

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Sightseeing in popular cities of Venezuela

Caracas
Captain Diego de Losada was the founder of Venezuela’s capital. This event took place in 1567. Initially, the city had another name - Santiago de León de Caracas. The name is quite long, isn’t it? The city’s name is actually a combination of several names. The first part of the name refers to Santiago, a Spanish patron saint. The second part of the name refers to Pedro Ponce de León, the region’s governor. Finally, the last part of the name refers to a tribe that inhabited this land. … Read more
Isla Margarita
Vacationers, who do not want to surf and want to stick to usual swimming and sunbathing, will find El Agua Beach perfectly suitable. The length of this beach is roughly 4 kilometers. This part of the coast is covered with soft golden sand. The beach is also famous for its gorgeous nature. The northern part of the island is the location of one more awesome beach, Caribe. This is a charming place suitable for fans of calm beaches that are almost never crowded. Even in the peak of the tourist … Read more

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