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Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, is a commercial and cultural center in a valley in the north of the country.
Many people pass through Caracas, Venezuela, on their way to other destinations in the country, such as Angel Falls, Margarita Island or Los Roques National Park.
However, it is worth adding a few days in Caracas to your itinerary.
You'll have the chance to see beautiful scenery, whether you're riding a cable car in the mountains, swimming in a waterfall, or strolling past beloved cathedrals and historic buildings.
The city is filled with all sorts of exciting galleries and restaurants, as well as a vibrant nightlife.
For spectacular views of the city and mountains, take one of the longest cable cars in the world to the top of Cerro El Ávila, approximately a 20-minute drive from Caracas.
On clear days, you can see the Caribbean Sea from the top of the mountain. The park's forests are home to many butterflies, birds and orchids, including the country's national flower, the Easter orchid.
Independence fighter Simón Bolívar was buried in the Panteón Nacional de Venezuela, which opened in the old town in the 19th century.
Caracas Cathedral, a landmark of Romanesque architecture, dates back to the 17th century.
In this city you will also find the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo and the Children's Museum of Caracas.
The 225 m high twin towers of Parque Central are the landmark of the city's skyline.
Located in the area known as El Conde, this is a commercial and cultural development.
Read about Caracas in Wikipedia