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Caracas museums, monuments and sights

Caracas has a long history containing pirates and the colonial period. It has great cultural aspirations throughout the course of its history. Institutions like the old Atheneum bear and the National Library (affords abundant bibliographic information for the student of the discovery and independence of Venezuela) show that. The Museum of Colonial Art has an interesting exhibition of Venezuelan art from the periods previous to its independence with fountains, furniture, colonial courtyards etc. The Fine Arts Museum keeps some archaeological finds with good examples of precolombine pottery. Other museums are; Raul Santana Creole Museum, Transport Museum, the Coin Museum, Bolivarian Museum, Jacobo Borges Museum, Carlos Cruz-Diez Museum, Alejandro Otero Museum and Sacred Museum.

Caracas museums


Museo de los Ninhos (Children's Museum)
Avenida Bolivar
Caracas, Venezuela
Tel.: 0059(0)212 5753022


Museo de Bellas Artes
Plaza Morelos, beside the Parque Los Caobos
Caracas, Venezuela
Tel.: 0058(0)212 578.02.75


Galeria de Arte Nacional
Avenida Mexico
La Candelaria, Caracas, Venezuela
Tel.: 0058(0)212 5768707


Museo de Arte Contemporaneo
Parque Central, Plaza de los Museos
Caracas, Venezuela
Tel.: 0058(0)212 5738289

Caracas sights and monuments


Federal Capitol
Southwest corner of Plaza Bolivar
Caracas, Venezuela


Statue of Simon Bolivar
Los Proceres Monument
Caracas, Venezuela


Simon Bolivar birthplace house and museum
Centro Caracas
Caracas, Venezuela


Caracas Cathedral
Northeast corner of the Plaza Bolivar
Caracas, Venezuela

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