Caracas Museums Tour (Self Guided), Caracas

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 Venezuela and Caracas.
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Caracas Museums Tour Map

Guide Name: Caracas Museums Tour
Guide Location: Venezuela » Caracas (See other walking tours in Caracas)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Author: susan
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Concejo Municipal de Caracas
  • Museo Sacro de Caracas
  • Museo Bolivariano
  • Museo De Los Ninos
  • Galería de Arte Nacional
  • Museo de Ciencias
  • Museo de Bellas Artes
Concejo Municipal de Caracas

1) Concejo Municipal de Caracas (must see)

Concejo Municipal de Caracas is one of the central historical and political institutions of the city. It was built in 1696, and part of the building is open to the public. It has a main garden from which you can access several parts of the museum. Explore the museum's collections of statues, antique furniture, and historical paintings to better understand the history of Caracas.
Museo Sacro de Caracas

2) Museo Sacro de Caracas (must see)

Museo Sacro de Caracas was built in 1884 as a church and was transformed into a museum in 1992, housing religious objects and artifacts. The museum is located on a former cemetery, and visitors have access to some of the graves and sealed tombs. The museum has permanent and seasonal exhibitions, which showcase ornate carvings, paintings and objects of worship.
Museo Bolivariano

3) Museo Bolivariano (must see)

Museo Bolivariano was built in 1911 and tells the history of the Bolivar family. Though a small building, it has permanent exhibits. Here you can find documentation of the family's and the city's history, personal objects, historic flags and other objects used during colonial times. This museum is a must-visit in order to get a well-rounded portrait of Venezuela's history.
Museo De Los Ninos

4) Museo De Los Ninos (must see)

Museo De Los Ninos is a museum and educational center for children. Here they can find useful information on biology, ecology and astronomy. There are highly engaging exhibits at the museum that get kids involved and learning. There is even a planetarium. This is a great museum for children as well as adults to learn about our fascinating universe.

Hours: Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10 am to 5 pm
Galería de Arte Nacional

5) Galería de Arte Nacional (must see)

Galería de Arte Nacional showcases over 4,000 pieces of artwork from around the world. It opened in 1976, and its collections includes work from colonial times to today. The gallery hosts private and public exhibitions that are open to new artists. The gallery is a great place to visit and appreciate some noteworthy artwork.

Hours: Tuesday- Friday: 9 am- 4:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday: 10 am- 4:30 pm.
Museo de Ciencias

6) Museo de Ciencias (must see)

Museo de Ciencias opened in 1875 and is the richest museum in the city. The building was designed in the Neoclassic style and holds collections from a variety of fields, including archaeology, paleontology, mineralogy, ethnography and others. Apart from being an exhibition venue, the museum is also an educational center where families can come with their children to learn more about natural science.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Museo de Bellas Artes

7) Museo de Bellas Artes (must see)

Museo de Bellas Artes is a massive museum that hosts artwork from around the world. It opened in 1917 and is the oldest museum of its kind in the country. The pieces are from different periods of time, and the museum hosts a range of permanent collections.

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
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
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