Palacio de Miraflores, Caracas

Palacio de Miraflores, Caracas (must see)

The Palacio de Miraflores (Spanish for "Miraflores Palace") is the official workplace of the President of Venezuela. It is located on Urdaneta Avenue, Libertador Municipality in Caracas. It was started on 27 April 1884 under the direction of Giuseppe Orsi and was intended as the family residence of Joaquin Crespo. In 1911, the national administration acquired the property from General Félix Galavis at a cost of five hundred thousand bolívares, and Miraflores Palace became the official presidential residence and office.

After many modifications, the current palace presents fountains encompassed by corridors and halls, such as the Peruvian Sun Hall; the Joaquín Crespo Hall; Vargas Swamp; the Ambassador Hall and Ayacucho Hall. Originallly, Miraflores Palace served as presidential residence to Cipriano Castro, and then Juan Vicente Gómez, who occupied it until 1913. From 1914 to 1922, it functioned as office to the provisional administration of Victorino Márquez Bustillos. In 1923, Miraflores witnessed the murder of Vice-president Juan Crisóstomo Gómez, brother of President Juan Vicente Gómez. From 1931 to 1935, the palace was inhabited, guarded by the army. During the governments of Eleazar López Contreras and Isaías Medina Angarita, the presidential office is modified. In 1945, Rómulo Betancourt became the first president who identifies the seat of government as Miraflores Palace, replacing the name of Federal Palace.
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Palacio de Miraflores on Map

Sight Name: Palacio de Miraflores
Sight Location: Caracas, Venezuela (See walking tours in Caracas)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Caracas, Venezuela

Create Your Own Walk in Caracas

Create Your Own Walk in Caracas

Creating your own self-guided walk in Caracas is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Caracas Introduction Walking Tour

Caracas Introduction Walking Tour

Apart from being a commercial and cultural center of Venezuela, the capital city Caracas is known internationally as the final resting place of South American liberator Simón Bolívar, who's buried here at the National Pantheon. This and other notable attractions of Caracas, such as the Caracas Cathedral, Palacio de Miraflores and more, make up this city orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Top Religious Buildings

Top Religious Buildings

Caracas has an amazing variety of traditional and modern religious buildings built in different architectural styles. Many of the structures are simple but have beautiful painted glass windows and wood altars. This tour will guide you to some of the most noteworthy religious buildings in the city.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Architectural Jewels

Architectural Jewels

Caracas is an economic and cultural center with a rich history, which is reflected in its architecture. On this tour, you can visit some of the buildings that define the city's design aesthetic. The city began modernizing in 1950 and the work still continues. Make sure you don't miss this walking tour of the most famous architecture in Caracas.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Caracas Museums Tour

Caracas Museums Tour

Caracas has a number of quality museums, many of which display items related to Venezuelan independence and colonial times. Collections include historic pieces, manuscripts, and scientific specimens and span a range of disciplines, including archaeology, history, technology and science. Take the time to visit the places on this tour and learn more about the fascinating history and culture of...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles