Hey Readers, hope you’ve been having a great weekend! I’ve been thinking about my vacation coming up this Wednesday (get ready, I’ll be writing about it when I get there!) I’m so excited about it, I started thinking about other places I would love to go on vacation someday. On that note, I decided to write tonight about Caracas, Venezuela.
Caracas is the largest city and capital of Venezuela. It is located in a valley close to the Caribbean Sea separated by a high mountain range called Cerro Ávila. The city itself has a population of around 2.2 million while the metropolitan area has one closer to 5.2 million. Let’s take a closer look at this city, shall we?
Caracas is known around the world for the quality of its restaurants. The city offers a wide array of styles of cuisine and you can taste any type of food, drinks, or desert. The restaurant most highly rated by locals is called Catar, which has an aggressively eclectic style of food.
Perhaps the most popular and most beautiful site to visit while in Caracas is the Iglesia de la Candelaria. This place, dating back to around 1760, is also declared as the holiest place in the whole country.
This cathedral is located in Plaza Bolivar, which is the heart of Caracas. This square is located in the old town part of the city. Walking around the square, you’ll have a blast and get a rich, historical experience.
So when you want to take a trip down to South America, definitely consider Caracas as one of your options! Check out more about Caracas at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/venezuela/caracas.