The most important cities in Venezuela

Caracas
You live in Venezuela Or have you had the opportunity to visit this South American country on any occasion? 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 by paradisiacal white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. In addition, it is important to note that this country full of contrasts also offers exuberant fauna and a very varied flora.

Today we move to Venezuela to discover its cities more important. Specifically, we are going to tell you about the seven most populous. These are cities that, according to 2013 data, exceed one million inhabitants. Would you like to join us?

Caracas

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How could it be otherwise, we will start by talking about Caracas, the capital of Venezuela and the most populous 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 nice weather, its large number of shopping malls and the many options for entertainment and cultural events.


Maracaibo

Maracaibo
The second most populous 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 for the oil industry developed on the banks of the homonymous lake. The city, which has gone beautifying Little by little, it is considered one of the cleanest and best signposted in the country. The colors of its churches and colonial houses are surprising.

Valencia

Valencia
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 areas. In addition, it is important to note that it has become an important center of investment. In the center of the city you can find buildings of great beauty. It is also important to keep in mind that Valencia is home to interesting museums and numerous parks.

Barquisimeto

Barquisimeto
In Lara State we find the fourth most populous city in Venezuela. It is Barquisimeto, which is considered one of the oldest cities in the country. It is important to note that Barquisimeto is an important artistic and cultural nucleus. In fact, it is the cradle 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.


Maracay

Maracay
The sixth most populous city in the country is Maracay, which is the capital of the Aragua State. Located on the banks of the Cordillera de la Costa, it receives the nicknames of "Garden City", "Cradle of Venezuelan Aviation" and "Cradle of Great Bullfighters". As you can imagine, the first nickname has to do with his 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.

Guayana city

Guayana city
We continue our tour of the most important cities of Venezuela in the Bolívar State, where the sixth most populous city in the country is located. We are referring to Ciudad Guayana, which is known as “Ciudad del Hierro” for the extractions of this material. Two of its main attractions are the Cachamay and La Llovizna parks.

San Cristobal

San Cristobal
Finally, we have to talk about San Cristóbal, the seventh most populous city in Venezuela. It is the capital of the Táchira State, 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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