Self-Guided Shopping Tour of Caracas, Caracas (Self Guided)

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!
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Self-Guided Shopping Tour of Caracas Map

Guide Name: Self-Guided Shopping Tour of Caracas
Guide Location: Venezuela » Caracas (See other walking tours in Caracas)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Author: susan
La Praline Chocolatier

1) La Praline Chocolatier

If you love chocolate, this is the shop for you! La Praline Chocolatier makes the best chocolates in the country from the highest quality raw ingredients. Here you can find truly delicious chocolates, which make great presents to bring home. Come try some for yourself!

Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm; Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Casa Curuba

2) Casa Curuba

Casa Curuba is the most famous furniture store in Caracas. The store stocks a wide selection of merchandise, including wood furniture, sculptures, bowls, figurines and more. You can also find here the work of local artisans, artists and designers, who offer the best wooden artwork made of wood harvested from Venezuelan forests.

Hours: Mondays to Fridays 10am to 1pm, 3pm to 7pm, Saturdays 10am to 7pm
American Book Shop

3) American Book Shop

At the American Book Shop, you will find all kinds of famous American publications for sale. The store has a quality selection of books. Make sure you give yourself enough time to scan the shelves and find your next great read!
Automercados Plazas

4) Automercados Plazas

Automercados Plazas is a great place to observe the daily life of locals. You are guaranteed to find something here for yourself or someone back home. Stop by and look at all the products on offer, especially those made locally.
Artesanía Altamira

5) Artesanía Altamira

Experience something new and check out the workshops of Caracas basket makers at Artesanía Altamira. Watch as local artists fashion their original pieces and make beautiful works of art. This is an opportunity to see local artisan traditions in person. Be sure to pick up a hand-made basket as a souvenir.

Hours: Mon-Sun 8am to 6pm
Mercado Chacao

6) Mercado Chacao

Mercado Chacao is located outside the center of the city, and offers lots of unique and interesting merchandise at bargain prices. Here you can observe the habits of locals and their negotiations as they buy and sell goods. Visit this market for more insight into the life of the city.

Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 5:30 am-2:30pm; Saturday 5:30-4:00pm

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.
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 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
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...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 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 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
Places of Worship in Caracas

Places of Worship in 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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Caracas for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Caracas has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Caracas, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.