In the mountainous lands of the Caribbean Andes lies the city of Caracas, the capital of Venice. Its territory is 14 kilometers from the coast of the Caribbean Sea. It is a sub-oceanic humid climate. It rains from May through November. After a wet season from December through late April, the weather in the city is warm and dry. The slopes of the Caribbean Andes are a habitat for many species of fauna, in particular cattle dogs, pumas, buffalo, monkeys, and turtles. Caracas is surrounded by a vastly growing páramo.
The founder of the city is Diego de Losada, the Spanish conquistador. The date of the birth of Caracas is July 25, 1567. On the site of the present city was the present village of Kara-Kas. Throughout the 16th-17th centuries, the townspeople had suffered many times from pirates. In the second half of the 16th century the headquarters of the governor of Spain was located there. In 1777, Caracas was transformed into the capital city of Venezuela.
In 1810, there was the first conflict between the kings and the authorities of the city. The rebellion was expressed in the organization of the rebellion. As a result of the war, the captain general was deprived of power, which passed to the created state. In 1870, Antonio Blanco became president. Under his reign, the city of Kara-Kasa underwent significant changes. The citys streets were filled with new buildings. There were reforms in the education system. The construction of railroads began, linking the capital with the countrys other major population centers.
In 1900, the city was destroyed in a major earthquake.
The modern city retains a number of historic structures from previous eras. The central square of the Bay of Plas Bolivar is adorned by the cathedral, which was built in 1664-1674. It was the site of an ancient church that had been demolished during the War of Independence.
The Chapel of the Holy Rose, where the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed in 1811, is particularly noteworthy. The National Pantheon is no less interesting. The church of St. Francesco de Francesco has a unique altarpiece, richly decorated. On Plaza Venezuelas plaza, the Nebuchadnezzar of Edidio Paular, built in 1952-1954, rises. The architecture of the Capitol complex and the Museum of Fine Arts is also fascinating.
- Air quality: 129 US AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is less likely to be affected.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 2,100,000 people
- GDP: $9,230 / year
- Power outlets: 115V60Hz
- Internet: 3 Mbps
- Best wireless: Digitel
- Tipping: In Venezuela tips are widely accepted and appreciated. Most restaurants already add a 10% service charge but you would still be expected to tip an additional 5-10% extra if the service is good. Cabs drivers don’t expect tips but won’t turn them down either.
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best coworking space: impact hub
- Online electronics shop: Mercado Libre
- Best short-haul air carrier: Conviasa
- Best intl air carrier: Conviasa
- Monthly costs for expat: $850
- Monthly costs for family: $2300
- Monthly costs for local: $650
- Meal: $3
- Small Cola: $2
- Beer 1 Pint: $1.8
- Coffee: $3
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