Merida state is the main tourist hub of the Venezuelan Andes, has theme parks, cable car, observatory and much more, including an ice cream shop that has figured in the Guinness Book for its huge variety of ice cream. The other two states that make up the Andes are Tachira and Trujillo. The Andes are generally extremely friendly and hospitable.
The state capital Merida the same name and is the highest town in Venezuela. It is surrounded by mountains that make up part of the Cordillera de Los Andes (whose peaks are nevarse). Its colonial center is very attractive, colonial houses, craft markets, and green parks. Merida is famous for her partying good move, because it is a college town, home of the ULA (Universidad de Los Andes), among other educational institutions
The route crosses the moors mountain system comprising the states of Mérida, Táchira and Trujillo. These mountains are divided into two eco-regions: the Andean cloud forest and the Moors.
Other pins are theme parks created by Alexis Montilla (a true maker of illusions) where visitors are laughing and could not be more sure they take more than a scare: The Eaves, The Venezuela of anti-and the Mountain of Dreams. Montilla is a biography very interesting because in spite of coming from a poor family and had to leave school to take jobs, has shown amazing knowledge of architecture, engineering, tourism, landscaping and organization.
The Eaves moved to its visitors on a journey through time, by a route full of surprises and living memories. There is seen, for example, the Eagle Bank, to meet the monetary system of the morocotos, the flour mill, printing, oven baked with Andean, and many more. The Eaves is located 25 km from the city of Merida, via El Paramo.
In its second park Antier’s Venezuela are represented 12 regions and states in Venezuela Gomez (led by General Juan Vicente Gómez): East, Los Llanos, Falcon, Miranda, Aragua, Trujillo, Zulia, Caracas, Lara, Amazonas, Tachira and Merida, about to start work on the construction of Carabobo, Bolivar and Yaracuy.
To The Mountain of Dreams, Alexis Montilla wanted to build a place of entertainment for the whole family where I could show your family history. This idea was first transformed into a movie (“A life and two errands”) which was filmed between 1995 and 1996, released in 1997 and nominated to represent Venezuela at the Oscars from the Academy for Best Foreign Film, in 1998. From there its original idea transcended beyond imagination to become the park that revolves around the world of media.
Another of the curiosities of Merida, is the Coromoto Gelato, which has featured in the Guinness Book of Records for having the world record in a variety of ice cream (over 600). Among the flavors they offer are: Pabellón criollo (a typical dish of Venezuela), beer, bananas, lobster and fish.
At an altitude of 3600 meters above sea level, the National Astronomical Observatory, one of the highest in the world. Part of Foundation Research Center of Astronomy, Francisco J. Duarte, an institution created in 1975 and is to conduct, promote and publicize the activities of observation, research and theoretical and experimental studies in the field of astronomy.
The rest of the Venezuela of Andes table comprises the states of Tachira (San Cristobal capital) and Trujillo whose capital bears the same name, is the smallest Andean state, which exalt the Virgin of La Paz in our previous article. They boast a rich tradition states that Andean show in all its expressions, as its unsurpassed cooking (hint highlight the Andes, the melting pot, the cakes and crullers) and its unparalleled craftsmanship, to observe recommend visiting Capacho Tariba Palmyra. Be sure to visit other sites as Peribeca, Chorro El Indio.
The Venezuelan Andes is no waste. Its landscapes and its people attest. We wish you a great trip to anyone who can go.