Designed by the architectural company Siso & Shaw, and sponsored by the Simón Bolívar center, this impressive urban ... More
Parque Central (El)
Designed by the architectural company Siso & Shaw, and sponsored by the Simón Bolívar center, this impressive urban complex can be found at the end of Avenida Bolívar. At the opposite end of the avenue are the Torres de El Silencio, which are no less striking. The Parque Central has four museums, numerous art galleries, a hotel, a church, a concert hall, conference halls, a great number of shops, restaurants, cafes, two office blocks, seven residential blocks containing 44 flats and innumerable gardens and public spaces. It is an ambitious work. One must remember, however, that such a diverse environment on such a large scale has made the complex something of a maze in which one can easily get lost.
This is a theater whose history dates back to years gone by, when internationally acclaimed performers visited Caracas on their
tours, and when an aristocracy still existed in the capital. It was constructed in 1880 by President Guzmán Blanco, ...
The square preferred by nostalgic inhabitants of Caracas, who are fond of homemade desserts and candies, fresh cut flowers and
pleasant chats. Of course, this was not always a tranquil place, since at one time it was the scene ...
This building dates to the end of the 16th century and has served, successively, as a Franciscan convent, seat of
the Central University of Venezuela and, currently, as the headquarters of the Academies Palace. Academies, plural, since it houses ...