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Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta, Maracaibo

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Bridge Tourist Spot
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. Arrange to visit Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta and other attractions in Maracaibo using our Maracaibo vacation builder.
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  • If you're visiting the bridge, better if you go at dusk, so you can appreciate this marvel of engineering day and lights at night
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  • The bridge remains one of the main thoroughfares of the Zulia and while by mistake on the part of the authorities continues to meet its main function, which is to connect with Maracaibo CABBAGE... Let's hope it continues to work for many years more and give it the attention that it deserves!
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  • The imposing bridge pride Marabino, leans before cross to welcoming you or to dismiss your stay and wish you a happy journey and soon return.
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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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