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Feb 4, 2019
“Stunning”
Jan 8, 2017
“Beautiful”
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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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Plaza Bolivar, Caracas 2312, Venezuela
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

Beautiful cathedral in the center of city, directly in front of the Bolívar's place. Architecture is similar but not so majestic as European cathedrals.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful cathedral that looks out of place in the middle of the city. It lacks the majestic enormity of the stone cathedrals in Europe but it's well taken care of.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Norma7610
Reviewed March 26, 2016

Truly enjoyed a visit to the beautiful Cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Caracas...a wonderful place of prayer for Catholics and all God's People in this wonderful city!

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank 55ozarkpadre
Reviewed April 4, 2015

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

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Ina T
Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

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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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...More

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank Sabas68
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...More

Date of experience: March 2014
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