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Travel Articles About Venezuela


Angel Falls in Pictures
Photos, text and description of these spectacular falls.

Venezuela in Pictures
Images of Venezuela include city scapes and scenic views, including Angel Falls and Canaima National Park, Orinoco river and views of the Andes.

| Places and Destination | Art and Culture | Geography and Wildlife | History

Places and Destinations:

Salto Angel - Angel Falls Photo Gallery
At 979 meters (3230 feet) with an uninterrupted drop of 807 meters (2663 ft), Angel Falls is sixteen times the height of Niagara Falls. Located in Venezuela's Canaima National Park, the falls are best viewed, and appreciated, from the air. Here's a sampling of the awesome falls.

Angel Falls and Canaiama National Park
Sprawling Parque Nacional Canaima, Venezuela's second largest national park, includes rolling savannas, forests, dense river woodlands, sheer cliffs, and steep flat-topped table mountains called tepuis, from which fall spectacular cascades of water. Angel Falls the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world, and Roraima, the highest tepui in the Guiana Highlands, are top destinations within Canaima National Park.

Caracas, Venezuela
Venezuela's capital and largest city is the center of commerce, culture, economics and the base for touring the country's attractions, including Angel Falls and the llanos.

Cumaná, Venezuela
Cumaná is the first city founded on South American soil. Founded in 1521 by Gonzalo de Ocampo on the site of a Franciscan mission on Rio Manzanares, Cumaná today is a busy port and the gateway to Isla de Margarita, Cueva del Guacharo, Parque Nacional Mochima, and the Araya Peninsula.

Isla de Margarita
Called the pearl by the conquistadores, Margarita Island is truly a gem.

Los Roques National Park
Venezuela's island park offers superb diving, snorkeling, sailing and swimming in an ecologically preserved area - a favorite destination!

Mérida, Venezuela
Squeezed between two mountain ranges and two rivers, Merida, Venezuela is a charming university town, with attractions and activities of both a cultural and scenic nature to tempt students and visitors alike. The cable car to the top of Pico Espejo is not to be missed; neither are tours onto the neighboring paramos, or rugged moors.

Mount Roraima - Adventure in Venezuela
Located in southeastern Venezuela, in Canaima National Park, Mount Roraima is a popular climbing adventure even for those not looking for the Lost World of Arthur Conan Doyle.

Venezuela for Visitors
Venezuela's stunning natural beauty has thrilled travelers ever since Columbus first sighted its shores five centuries ago. Early visitors dubbed it the Jewel of the Caribbean for the fabulous coastline and the soaring mountain ranges.

Art and Culture:

Feria del Orinoco
The Feria del Orinoco, or Orinoco Festival, takes place in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela in late August when the Orinoco river is at it highest, and includes aquatic sports, zapoara fishing competitions, music, dance and varied cultural and educational events.

Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria
The festival, sometimes lasting days, is a mix of Christian and pagan religions and is celebrated in Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, Chile and Venezuela on February 2.

Llaneros - Cowboys of Colombia and Venezuela
The llañeros of Venezuela and Colombia lives on the vast plains called llaños or sabana, working stock as their forefathers did - the ones who helped Simón Bolívar and his forces win independence from Spain.

Geography and Wildlife:

Orinoco River
Over 1330 miles long, Venezuela's river runs the length of the country, and is home to most of the indigenous population as well as tourism and the country's largest growing economic sector.

History:

The House of the Devil: Angel Falls and Jimmie Angel
Guest feature with photos by Karen Angel, Jimmie Angel's niece, gives us a closer look at the man who searched for gold and instead found the world's highest waterfall.

Simón Bolívar, El Libertador
This hero of the Latin American wars of independence died discouraged that his efforts were in vain. Revered today as South America's great liberator, his political principles are the basis for the Bolivarian Movement and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.


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