Maracaibo It is a fantastic city that is in the northwest of Venezuela and that it 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 in length. A beautiful city that went through different times such as those of pirate attacks, colonial times, independence, republic and several more.
If you want traveling to Maracaibo I offer you a small guide so you know what is most important in the city. Take note:
– General Rafael Urdaneta Bridge: It is the largest concrete bridge on pylons in the world with just over 8,500 meters. It is in the southern area of the Strait of Maracaibo and boats up to 45 meters high can pass through its shallows.
– Maracaibo Cathedral: It was built in the 17th century and has a beautiful carving called "The Black Christ" and it was the work of Saint Anthony of Gibraltar in the 16th century.
– Morales House: It is the only civilian colonial construction and it signed the capitulation treaty that ended the power that Spain had in Venezuela. 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 in the city and is located next to a salt flat, which makes it very special.
– Santa Lucia neighborhood: It has colorful houses that give a very happy touch to the neighborhood and that are colonial in style. There is the Church of Santa Lucía which is Gothic in style.
– Baralt Square: It is the most popular and cosmopolitan area, the ideal place for shopping. It is very close to the lake and the old port.
– The stilt houses of 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 buildings in incredible landscapes and they are totally safe.
Game in a Nutshell - Maracaibo (how to play) (January 2022)