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Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

Caracas, Venezuela
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Ranked #7 of 85 attractions in Caracas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Description: A masterpiece of the Modern Movement in architecture, created by the Venezuelan architect Carlos Raul Villanueva.
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Caracas, Venezuela
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have strong emotional connections with this place where I spent a long period of both Universitary and Postgraduate studies. In my last visit a month ago a saw many negative impacts in its magnificent arquitectural lay out: lack of maintenance over the time probably due to the huge budget restrictions imposed by the current illiterate political stablishment that have... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The UCV is a very interesting university where you can find beautiful archways and architecture and sculptures and huge wall art. La Tierra de Nadie is like a national park in itself with the chicha man waiting for you to buy chicha. However most of the protests and shootings happen here, so be aware and be safe!!!!!

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Caracas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

University campus full of art masterpieces. The Aula Magna (auditorium) is a must to see and if you are lucky enough, to watch a performance in it will fulfill your best dreams. Try also The Jardin Botanico (Botanical Garden) situated adjacent to the campus, which belongs to the University. If in Caracas don't miss this place. What sort of visit... More

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Caracas, Venezuela
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas is an university campus filled with wonderful art work, although my advice is to inform yourself in advance which is the student activity status for the time of your visit. on student vacation there are places closed and perhaps it is better to visit the official ucv page for any notification before you visit it.There are... More

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Caracas, Venezuela
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The central university of Venezuela (UCV, Universidad central de Venezuela) is huge, lots of green for eco friendly people, great for studying or relaxing.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Declared a UNESCO world heritage site and home of the most prestigious public college in the country, the ciudad universitaria designed by the famous architect Villanueva is a place where, despite the lack of good maintenance (due to a budget shortage imposed by the actual government), you can watch macaus flying in couples to their nests, take a break in... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed in a kind of bungalow in the garden. It is very quiet and the garden is beautiful. Ideal to spot little animals, like birds and insects Diner was very good. The art is interesting, we bought some art. His wife is very friendly and does her best to make you feel at home.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Beautiful place to walk and feel the university spirit. Beautiful works of art all over the University. It´s a world heritage site.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The campus has many artistic treasures, but it is not very well maintained and unfortunately, there is a security issue. I was told by a faculty member that it is not recommendable to stick around after 4 p.m.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

A great design by Carlos Raúl Villanueva, worldwide know Venezuelan architect. Definitely must see if you are an architect or into architecture. Campus' general lay-out is designed in harmonious with landscaping and embrace the buildings delicately and became like one. Especially the architectural faculty is a masterpiece. Architect had succeeded in the design that the sunlights fall on the dark... More

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