Galipan is a very special place in the hearts of the people of Caracas. It is a very industrious little town (to which you ... More
Galipan is a very special place in the hearts of the people of Caracas. It is a very industrious little town (to which you access from the main cable train station) that has provided the capital with flowers for generations. Flores de Galipan(flowers from Galipan is a sign that you will come across quite often when visiting Caracas, specially in kiosks or squares like La Candelaria or Miranda. The town itself was almost destroyed by the landslide that took place in El Avila mountain in December 1999. It was founded in the eighteenth century by immigrants from the Canary Islands. Its inhabitants have promised to rebuild it in its entirety, which they will without a doubt.
My fiance was coming to Caracas and I wanted him to know El Avila National Park but we only had a Monday to do this. I called a lot of gourmet restaurants in Galipan and finally I got La Hacienda Vieja, the only one which works on Monday. They sent a wagon to pick us up and after a few curves surrounded by lush foliage we arrived to La Hacienda Vieja. We enjoyed a great view of the country house and the sea, a nice service and a good food prepared with fresh products harvested daily from the country house and a fantastic weather. We'd like to spend a weekend once the inn they are building be ready.
Caracas is a capital that cherishes its past, especially the early years of the 20th century. For this reason, it
is witnessing the revival of many artistic manifestations and folkloric celebrations that had been forgotten. The visitor wishing to ...
Museo Bolivariano is a small museum, but one that should be visited by anyone wishing to find out more about
colonial Caracas and the time of Simón Bolívar. The set of objects on display range from pieces from that ...
The Foro Libertador has the Panteón National to the north and to the south the Biblioteca. It is located in
a beautiful and ample square divided into levels for two different uses. The upper level, opposite the Panteón, has ...
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