Santiago de León de Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, was founded in 1567 by the Spanish conqueror Diego de Losada. It's placed in a narrow but long valley which is surrounded by the Central Mountains and El Ávila. The valley is about 900 m. up to the sea level, and it's climate has been named The Endless Spring. Nowadays is the biggest and most important city of the whole country. Caracas is the city where Simon Bolivar the Liberator was born. He commanded the Independence War of about half of South America.
Some of the notable places to visit include Capitolio/El Silencio (old colonial downtown), Sabana Grande (new downtown with famous boulevard), Centro Commercial San Ignacio (up-scale shopping mall with nightlife, boutiques, art galleries and cafes), Las Mercedes (restaurants and nightclubs), and Alta Mira (nightclubs, pleasant parks and the famous Plaza Alta Mira).
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