Places of Worship in Caracas, Caracas

Places of Worship in Caracas, Caracas

Caracas is one of the oldest cities in Venezuela and has numerous worship places that reflect both the past and the present of the country. The religious buildings on this tour will show you the history, culture and worship traditions of the Venezuelan people. In addition to objects of worship, you will see fine paintings, sculptures and more.
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Guide Name: Places of Worship in Caracas
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: 5.2 km
Author: susan
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Iglesia La Candelaria

1) Iglesia La Candelaria

Dating back to 1760, Iglesia La Candelaria is dedicated to José Gregorio Hernández, whose statue is inside the church. Here you will learn the story of Hernández's life and death, as well as about the many wonders attributed to him. Part of the building is a modern replica, but be sure to visit the authentic parts of the church that retain the original...   view more
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The Mosque Ibrahim Ibin Abdul Aziz Al-Ibrahim

2) The Mosque Ibrahim Ibin Abdul Aziz Al-Ibrahim

The Mosque Ibrahim Ibin Abdul Aziz Al-Ibrahim or Caracas Mosque is a mosque in the El Recreo district of Caracas. It is the largest mosque in Latin America. The construction of the mosque began in 1989 by Sheikh Ibrahim Bin Abdulaziz. The building was designed by architect Zuhe Fayez. The mosque occupies an area of 5000 m². The dome is 23 metres high. Construction of the mosque was completed in 1993. The mosque can hold around 3500 worshipers.

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Iglesia Santa Rosa

3) Iglesia Santa Rosa

It was here in Iglesia Santa Rosa that in 1811 Venezuelan independence was declared. Over the years, it has served as a place of education and a center of spiritual and intellectual development. In 1973, the church was renovated, and today many meetings, conferences, debates and graduations take place here. One of the church's most famous pieces is a map from 1578 that is available for public...   view more
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Sinagoga Tiféret Israel

4) Sinagoga Tiféret Israel

Sinagoga Tiféret Israel is a Jewish place of worship. Jews were allowed to have their religious places in Venezuela only in 1956. This building was constructed in 1963. Be sure to check out this fascinating synagogue, a testament to the faith of the Jewish...   view more
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Iglesia La Inmaculada Concepción

5) Iglesia La Inmaculada Concepción

Iglesia La Inmaculada Concepción is a very active church famous for its gathering of several cultural aspects into one religious Catholic concept. Take your time visiting this great building with its unique interior and captivating...   view more
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La Chiquinquirá Church

6) La Chiquinquirá Church

La Chiquinquirá Church (Spanish: Iglesia La Chiquinquirá) is a church in Caracas. It is the largest Catholic church in Caracas, located in a fortress-like building with a high tower. The church contains some notable statues and paintings. The church is dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá.

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San Rafael de la Florida

7) San Rafael de la Florida

The totally white church of San Rafael de la Florida was opened in 1923 at the behest of city residents. The church's statues and glass windows, along with its paintings will enchant you. The white interior provides a feeling of peace, and is so soothing you may never want to leave! Pay special attention to the church's altar, which is quite...   view more

Walking Tours in Caracas, Venezuela

Self-Guided Religious Buildings Tour of Caracas

Self-Guided Religious Buildings Tour of Caracas

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
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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
Self-Guided Famous Museums Tour of Caracas

Self-Guided Famous Museums Tour of 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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Self-Guided Architectural Masterpieces Tour of Caracas

Self-Guided Architectural Masterpieces Tour of Caracas

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: 3.3 km
Self-Guided Galleries Tour of Caracas

Self-Guided Galleries Tour of Caracas

This tour will give you insight into the local art scene and craft-making traditions of Caracas. Whatever your taste in art, you will find something to capture your attention. Take this tour to visit the best galleries Caracas has to offer!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 km
Self-Guided Shopping Tour of Caracas

Self-Guided Shopping Tour of Caracas

Caracas is a town with a number of modern commercial centers, shopping centers, and markets. Here you can find imported and local clothing, as well as shoes. The leather goods and jewelry found in Caracas may not be cheap, but of a very high quality. Take this tour to find the best spots in Caracas to shop!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km