If you want to learn more about the history that has brought
Caracas into the center of world politics today, plan some
time to explore the the historical documents housed in
, or the national library. Adjacent to
the library is the Panteon Nacional
, where famous
Venezuelans found their final resting place. Among those
entombed inside is Simon Bolivar
, the famous crusader
for South American independence.
visiting Bolivar’s tomb, swing by his namesake, Plaza Bolivar
, which lies at the cultural heart of the city.
Adjacent to the plaza is Concejo Municipal
, the town
hall of Caracas where Venezuela’s declaration of independence
was signed in 1811.