Campus in Caracas
Venezuela, Caracas

The campus in Caracas is located in the central part of the capital of Venezuela. The chief architect of the town is Carlos Raul Villanueva. The construction of the town was carried out for two decades from 1940 to 1960. The main campus was built on the site of an estate owned by the family of Simon Bollyvar, which was purchased by representatives of the administration of President Isaias Medina Angarit. Leading local and foreign experts were involved in the construction. In the process, a large-scale redevelopment of the capital was required. The complex covers an area of two square kilometers and includes forty different buildings. The buildings are beautifully framed by tropical vegetation, which is an integral part of the overall architectural ensemble. The most famous is the audience in which the roof is made in the form of a sea shell, and clouds soar under the ceiling - The Big Audience of Aul Magna. The clouds were embodied by the American sculptor Alexander Calder. Another impressive facility is the Olympic Center with a well-developed sports infrastructure. The campus in Caracas is considered one of the best Art Nouveau architectural creations in Latin America. In 2000, the campus in Caracas was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tourist Objects nearby
Cathedral of Caracas
Cathedral of Caracas
Chapel of Santa Rosa de Lima
Chapel of Santa Rosa de Lima
National Pantheon
National Pantheon
Monument to the Prophets (Monumento a Los Próceres)
Monument to the Prophets (Monumento a Los Próceres)
Paseo Los Próceres
Paseo Los Próceres
Garden Botanico de Caracas
Garden Botanico de Caracas
Ecological Museum of White Stones
Ecological Museum of White Stones
National Art Gallery
National Art Gallery
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