Catedral Metropolitana de Caracas, Caracas

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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. Our Caracas road trip planning tool makes visiting Catedral Metropolitana de Caracas and other Caracas attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Beautiful cathedral in the center of city, directly in front of the Bolívar's place. Architecture is similar but not so majestic as European cathedrals.  more »
  • It's a beautiful cathedral that looks out of place in the middle of the city. It lacks the majestic enormity of the stone cathedrals in Europe but it's well taken care of.  more »
  • Main church of the city of Caracas. Seat of the archbishop of Caracas. In it are the remains of the archbishops. There is also a chapel of the Bolivar family
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  • Beautiful view has the cathedral of Caracas, it is very important to know a metropolitan cathedral so large. Many Catholic tourists or not go to the Cathedral of Caracas to express themselves in prayer, reflect or just to know. But those who visit this metropolitan Cathedral get good fluids and good energies.
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