Do you live in Venezuela or have you ever had the opportunity to visit this South American country? Well then you will know that it is a destination full of beautiful natural corners, being able to find from snowy peaks to immense plains, passing through paradisiacal white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. In addition, it is important to bear in mind that this country full of contrasts also offers an exuberant fauna and a very varied flora.
Today we move to Venezuela to discover its most important cities . Specifically, we are going to tell you about the seven most populated. These are cities that, according to 2013 data, exceed one million inhabitants. Would you like to join us?
How could it be otherwise, let’s start by talking about Caracas, the capital of Venezuela and the most populated city in the country. Unfortunately for its inhabitants, it has been chosen as the most violent city in the world in a report prepared by the organization Seguridad, Justicia y Paz. Its main attractions are its pleasant climate, its large number of shopping centers and the many options for entertainment and cultural events.
The second most populated city in Venezuela is Maracaibo, which is the capital of the Zulia state. It is the most important economic center in the west of the country, especially due to the oil industry developed on the banks of the lake with the same name. The city, which has been gradually embellishing , is considered one of the cleanest and best signposted in the country. The color of its churches and colonial houses is surprising.
Valencia is the third most populous city in Venezuela. We are talking about the capital of the Carabobo State, known as the Industrial Capital of Venezuela. And it is here you can find many industrial zones. Also, it is important to note that it has become an important investment center. In the center of the city you can find buildings of great beauty. It is also important that you keep in mind that Valencia is home to interesting museums and numerous parks.
In Lara State we find the fourth most populated city in Venezuela. This is Barquisimeto, which is considered one of the oldest cities in the country. It is important to bear in mind that Barquisimeto is an important artistic and cultural nucleus. In fact, it is the birthplace of great artists and musicians. In addition, it is considered a university city. We also want to comment that it has an interesting colonial architecture.
The sixth most populated city in the country is Maracay, which is the capital of the Aragua State. Located on the shores of the Costa mountain range, it receives the nicknames of "Garden City", "Cradle of Venezuelan Aviation" and "Cradle of Great Bullfighters". As you may have imagined, the first of the nicknames has to do with its number of trees and gardens. On the other hand, you should know that it is considered an important industrial nucleus and an important cultural center. In fact, the city is home to a large number of museums, theaters, and libraries.
We continue our tour of the most important cities in Venezuela in the Bolivar State, where the sixth most populated city in the country is located. We are referring to Ciudad Guayana, which is known as “Ciudad del Hierro” due to the extractions of this material. Two of its main attractions are the Cachamay and La Llovizna parks.
Finally, we have to talk about San Cristóbal, the seventh most populated city in Venezuela. It is the capital of the State of Táchira, which has been nicknamed the “City of Cordiality”. If this Venezuelan corner stands out for something, it is for its beautiful churches , being the Cathedral of San Cristóbal, of colonial architecture, one of the most important.
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