Maracaibo guide

Maracaibo is a fantastic city that is in the northwest of Venezuela and that is the second most important in the country after the capital. There is Lake Maracaibo, which is the largest in South America with almost 14,000 square km of extension. A beautiful city that went through different times such as pirate attacks, colonial times, independence, republic times and several more.

If you want to travel to Maracaibo I offer you a small guide so that you know what is the most important thing in the city. Take note:

General Rafael Urdaneta Bridge: It is the longest concrete bridge on pylons in the world with just over 8,500 meters. It is in the southern part of the Maracaibo Strait and boats up to 45 meters high can pass through its shallows.
Maracaibo Cathedral : It was built in the seventeenth century and has a beautiful carving called "The Black Christ" which was the work of San Antonio de Gibraltar in the sixteenth century.

Casa Morales : It is the only civil colonial construction and in it the capitulation treaty that ended the power that Spain had in Venezuela was signed. Currently you can find there the Academy of History of Zulia, the Bolivarian Society and the House of Poetry.

Colonial neighborhood of Saladillo : It is one of the most traditional neighborhoods of the city and is located next to a salt mine, which makes it very special.

Barrio de Santa Lucía : It has colorful houses that give the neighborhood a very cheerful touch and are colonial in style. There is the Church of Santa Lucía which is in the Gothic style.

La Plaza Baralt : It is the most popular and cosmopolitan area, the ideal place to go shopping. It is very close to the lake and the old port.

Los Palafitos de Santa Rosa : They are houses that were built on lakes and that were characteristic of the indigenous people who lived in the area. They are spectacular constructions in incredible landscapes and that are totally safe.