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Catedral Metropolitana de Caracas

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Address: Plaza Bolivar, Caracas 2312, Venezuela
Phone Number: 0212/862-1518
Description: Over 300 pounds of gold leaf were used to gild the main altar at this late...
Over 300 pounds of gold leaf were used to gild the main altar at this late 17th-century cathedral, which also houses the private Bolivar family chapel.
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I just loved the Cathedral

I have fallen totally in love with the Cathedral of Caracas. It is absolutely stunning. Worth a vist.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I have fallen totally in love with the Cathedral of Caracas. It is absolutely stunning. Worth a vist.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is worth spending a few minutes inside to admire the architecture of a typical cathedral in this part of the world. This one is perhaps not as impressive as some.

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Caracas, Venezuela
19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I Personally preferred la Iglesia de San Francisco( magnificent Barroque gilded altar) But here Simon Bolivar was baptised and married ( some close relatives are also buried here as well) Caracas is not Quito in terms of awesome religious buildings but this place deserves a visit with no big expectations

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Small, rundown and seems like forgotten by whoever is in charge of historic sites. Nothing of value worth the visit. The neighborhood is one of most dangerous in Caracas so pick up a taxi and ask him to wait in the front door. Muggers are waiting around for the very few lost tourists visiting

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