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Caracas is the capital and largest city of Venezuela, located near the northern coast of the country.

The city is set in a beautiful valley, overlooked by Mount Avila, an impressive mountain that separates the city from the Caribbean Sea and shapes most of the city’s landscape.

Caracas is known for its active nightlife, as well as for some landmark architecture, including the University of Caracas – a UNESCO World Heritage Site designed by the architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva and considered an outstanding example of the Modern Movement in architecture.

Visitors need to be aware that Caracas remains a violent city, with parts of the city effectively No Go Areas to outsiders.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Cayena-Caracas

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Cayena-Caracas is a gorgeous, modern hotel located in Caracas. It boasts excellent views of the city and El Avila Mountain. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$259

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Renaissance Caracas La Castellana Hotel

Featuring a panoramic rooftop swimmimg pool, a sauna room and modern fitness facilities, the Renaissance Caracas is conveniently located just 2 blocks from Altamira subway station. Average score from 46 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$109 - $529

 
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Eurobuilding Hotel & Suites Caracas

Featuring a swimming pool, a fitness centre and a sauna, Eurobuilding Hotel & Suites Caracas offers stylish rooms in the financial district. The city centre is a 15-minute drive away. Average score from 43 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$88 - $630

 
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JW Marriott Caracas

JW Marriot is in the trendy El Rosal area, and offers elegant interiors and a garden pool. Guests can enjoy South American and Japanese cuisine, the well-equipped gym and sauna. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$104 - $509

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Gran Melia Caracas

Featuring an outdoor pool with hydromassage tub and sauna, the Gran Melia is a luxury hotel in Caracas’ Sabana Grande. It offers elegant rooms in classical European style and 3 world-class restaurants. Average score from 77 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$76 - $455

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Cayena-Caracas

Cayena-Caracas

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Cayena-Caracas is a gorgeous, modern hotel located in Caracas. It boasts excellent views of the city and El Avila Mountain. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$259

$2599.3
JW Marriott Caracas

JW Marriott Caracas

JW Marriot is in the trendy El Rosal area, and offers elegant interiors and a garden pool. Guests can enjoy South American and Japanese cuisine, the well-equipped gym and sauna. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$104 - $509

$1048.4
Eurobuilding Hotel & Suites Caracas

Eurobuilding Hotel & Suites Caracas

Featuring a swimming pool, a fitness centre and a sauna, Eurobuilding Hotel & Suites Caracas offers stylish rooms in the financial district. The city centre is a 15-minute drive away. Average score from 43 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$88 - $630

 
$888.2
Renaissance Caracas La Castellana Hotel

Renaissance Caracas La Castellana Hotel

Featuring a panoramic rooftop swimmimg pool, a sauna room and modern fitness facilities, the Renaissance Caracas is conveniently located just 2 blocks from Altamira subway station. Average score from 46 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$109 - $529

 
$1098.1
Hotel Alex Caracas

Hotel Alex Caracas

Located 250 metres from La Candelaria square and 500 metres from the subway station, Hotel Alex Caracas features a gym, a spa, and a restaurant. Breakfast and free Wi-Fi are provided. Average score from 53 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$65

 
$658.0
Gran Melia Caracas

Gran Melia Caracas

Featuring an outdoor pool with hydromassage tub and sauna, the Gran Melia is a luxury hotel in Caracas’ Sabana Grande. It offers elegant rooms in classical European style and 3 world-class restaurants. Average score from 77 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$76 - $455

 
$767.4

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks

World Heritage Site landmark: Universidad Central de Venezuela

This was designated a World Heritage Site in 2000. Designed by Venezuela's most famous architect, Carlos Raul Villanueva, the university campus, known as the Ciudad Universitaria is a sprawling complex considered a masterpiece of 1950s and 1960s architecture blended in with art. Visitors can stroll around the grounds, keeping an eye open for modern art works by artists such as Fernand Leger. Metro Ciudad Universitaria.
Natural
Lowland Mountains
Avila mountain to the north of Caracas is popular for hiking, with views of Caracas, and the smell of fresh air. The Sabas Nieves entrance, accessible by bus from Altamira, is the most used.

The Teleferico is a cable-car that takes visitors up the Avila. At the top (altitude approximately 2600 m), there is a view of Caracas to the south, and of the ocean (Caribbean Sea) to the north on a clear day. Some hiking trails branch off from the teleferico station, but without a map it is not easy to find them or know where they go, as they are not marked.
Other Interests:
Cultural
Nightlife
Combination
Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Natural
Unusual Local Feature
Beaches
Hiking and Trekking

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