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Catedral Metropolitana de Caracas, Caracas

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Pay a visit to the 17th-century Catedral Metropolitana de Caracas to see where Simon Bolivar was baptized and married. The cathedral contains the private chapel of the Bolivar family, which also serves as the final resting place for Simon's wife and parents. A typical colonial structure, this house of worship boasts a tall bell tower with a clock at the top. Inside, 32 columns separate the central nave from two minor naves, while a sculpture of Simon Bolivar sits in the right aisle. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Caracas holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Catedral Metropolitana de Caracas and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • To listen not now accepts visits by individuals and, were arranged at the Agency in the hotel. Making a solemn Church is the only historic buildings. Amazing ranging from Interior and furnishings. Not taking pictures. Also by circumstances beyond our control to economical very like where I had the Guide, I to thought to pay the tip, to donations to the Church.
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  • Beautiful Spanish colonial architecture, symbol of the faith Christian, located opposite the Plaza Bolivar in downtown Caracas, is a place where you can breathe peace. I highly recommend it.
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  • magnificent story hidden behind the walls of this beautiful and ancient Cathedral, it is always important to know a country through its architecture
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  • Beautiful and preserved building. Symbol of Catholicism in Venezuela. Located very well accessible by metro from Capitol Hill station. If you visit Caracas conocela advantage of visiting surrounding historical and well preserved.
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  • Bella iglesia, arquitectonicamente historica y de ecepcional edificacion
  • The Cathedral, seat of the Archdiocese of Caracas, it is the main Catholic Church in the city. Not only has significant cultural but also historical, since internally it has separate spaces that recall events and important characters of Venezuela related to the faith of the people.
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  • Grand place. It is often not crowded. It retains its colonial spirit. In it you can see one of the last works of Arturo Michelena, in addition to the crypt of the Bolívar family.
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