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Valencia (Venezuela)

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Valencia is the third largest city in Venezuela and capital of Carabobo.

Get in[edit]

VLN-Valencia International Airport Arturo Michelena. Take taxi to any hotel. Airport has car rentals counters as well (Hertz and National.)

CCS-Maiquetia International Airport (Biggest Airport in Venezuela just outside of Caracas), then drive 2+ hours west in Autopista Regional del Centro( 220km aprox). This is the main highway connecting the two cities. Some portion tolls.

Valencia is connected to other main cities through a series of well-kept highways.

There are bus connections from Caracas, Barquisimeto, Mérida and Maracaibo. The main bus terminal is located in the Big Low Centre, a popular shopping center to the Northeast of Valencia and close to the San Diego region. Travelers need to take another bus or taxi to go from there to the city of Valencia.

Get around[edit]

Buses, taxis. Be aware of bus routes, they can be confusing and are not announced. Taxis can be taken anywhere. Underground Metro is under construction and there are some stations already opened.

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In the city centre[edit]

  • Plaza Bolívar and cathedral as well as some historical buildings like
  • Casa Paez: former residence of one of the first presidents of Venezuela and Independence military, Páez.
  • Casa Celis: colonial house from the XVIII, also a museum
  • Old Faculty of Law: old XVIII building
  • Municipal Theatre: the region's main theatre, built at the end of the XIX century.

In the North of the city[edit]

  • Malls like Sambil
  • The Forum
  • A soccer game at Polideportivo Misael Delgado
  • Art Museum
  • Negra Hipólita Park
Negra Hipólita Park

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Las Trincheras, Freeway Valencia - Pto. Cabello, Sector Las Trincheras, Edo. Carabobo, (58-0241) 808.15.02, [1]. Natural thermal hot springs, spa, and hotel.  edit
  • Indian petroglyphs in Vigirima (40 minutes towards the Northeast), no public transportation.
  • Monastery in Güigüe (40 minutes to the South)
  • Acuario de Valencia* Acuario de Valencia, [2].
  • The parque Casupo is an excellent area for hiking. It is located to the West of the city and it offers a good view of Valencia. There are many options to choose from when going out in Valencia. Nightlife is specially cheap and everyone over 18 years old is allowed entrance. Some bars and cafes feature themed nights (for example, karaoke or stand-up comedy nights) during the week and transform into nightclubs during the weekends.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Sambil mall is an upscale mall and usually the best option for shopping. However, it is not cheap. Cheaper options with more variety include Metropolis and Multicentro.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Most restaurants are located in the renowned "Calle de los Cafes" in El Viñedo neighborhood. There are differing opinions about how safe it is to walk around the area especially at night. Several dining options are available and some of this restaurants/bars/cafes feature live entertainment on select nights.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Polarcita, Solera. This are the most popular beers. Frescolita is a unique soda to this country.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Intercontinental Hotel, Hotel Guaparo, Hotel Stauffer. Many other smaller hotels are found throughtout the city.

Get out[edit]


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