Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta, Maracaibo

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Cross the famous Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta, the city’s most iconic landmark. The large, concrete marvel of architecture, named after Venezuelan Independence War hero, crosses Maracaibo Lake and connects the city with the rest of the country. At almost 9 km (5.5 miles) long, it was one of the longest in the world when it was inaugurated in 1962. Feel the breeze and take in the panoramic view as you ride across the vehicle-only bridge, or experience it from a different view by sailing on the lake under it. Make Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta a centerpiece of your Maracaibo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Maracaibo sightseeing planning app .
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  • The bridge over Lake Maracaibo is a building that serves as a reference for all of Zulia, is a regional symbol and an impressive structure, across the Lake, and decorate it, is mandatory to reach the city
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  • This important work of concrete is source of pride for all of the zulianos and especially for the people of Maracaibo. I recommend traverse it in truck at all times: during the day to observe the scenery and in the night to see the lights that illuminate it with colors. Some made travel by boat at night, I have not had the opportunity.
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  • Experience magic through the Rafael Urdaneta bridge, Lake Maracaibo is extraordinary because you can appreciate the city where looms the modern and growing city
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  • Lived my childhood in Maracaibo, my soul Maracaibo; how much longing; beautiful country Venezuela; that pain I feel for its current state!
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  • When I go to Maracaibo and begin to happen... Without a doubt one of the zulianos icons
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  • The majestic bridge be under of the is indescribable
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  • I feel an emotion so great that clouds my mind. My Maracaibo
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  • This monument is the pride of Zulia. For all those who pass daily in the
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Stay near the town center if you're into colonial architecture and history, but expect to pay a high price for the privilege of sleeping in a prime location. Basic motels offer a decent compromise between price and quality and draw mostly business travelers and tourists passing through Maracaibo on the way to somewhere else. If you wish to stay affordably for a few days, check into a mid-range hotel near one of the metro stations.
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