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Cerro El Avila
Cerro El Avila

Cerro El Avila

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Subida Sabas Nieves, Caracas, Miranda, Venezuela
+58 (0212) 2732811
http://www.inparques.gob.ve/index.php
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Cerro El Avila is a densely forested mountain that stands between Caracas and Venezuela's Caribbean beaches. The mountain is part of El Avila National Park, and is also called Waraira Repano, the ... Read more
indigenous name for the area. The mountain can be climbed by foot, by bike, by off-road vehicle, or by aerial cable car (the Teleferico). The park has a high level of biodiversity, and is home to over 100 butterfly species, 120 mammal species, and 500 birds.

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The El Ávila National Park protects part of the Mountain Range of the Central Coast region of central-northern Venezuela.

History
El Ávila was declared a park in 1958, fulfilling an interest in its protection that had been prevalent since the 19th century. With its creation came the protection of the forested mountains that surround Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. These mountains now serve as both a recreational area and as a buffer to pollution and urban expansion. El Ávila has always been an important resource for the inhabitants of Caracas, who have used the area for a variety of activities, some of which have threatened its conservation. A hotel and a cable car, which climbs to the highest point at 2,135 meters (7,005 ft) above sea level and drops down the other side to the city of Macuto, were opened in 1956. After being out of service for 20 years, this cable car was reopened in February 2002.

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It was excellent weather and ice rink is very fun!!

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Pulmón vegetal y barrera natural que protege a caracas

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El pulmon de Caracas. Una maravilla

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Aliases: Waraira Repano,

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