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ESTE Park, also known as Parque del Este, officially named Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda Park, is a haven of nature in Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela. Home to diverse fauna and flora, a planetarium, and a lagoon, it’s a place where visitors find tranquillity amidst the bustling city.

History of ESTE Park

Designed by the Venezuelan architect Roberto Burle Marx and opened to the public in 1961, the park spans an area of 82 hectares. It’s named after Francisco de Miranda, a precursor to the Venezuelan independence. Over the years, the park has undergone numerous enhancements to facilitate local biodiversity.

How to Get There

Located in the Sucre Municipality district, the park can be reached by metro with the nearest station being Miranda. Local buses and taxis also serve routes to the park. Car parking is available in the vicinity for those who prefer to drive.

List of Attractions

  • A variety of wildlife including capybaras, sloths, and several bird species
  • A planetarium offering shows about the cosmos
  • A man-made lagoon where visitors can rent paddle boats
  • Recovery of original landscapes with a system of trails for walking
  • Fitness areas, sports fields, and children’s playgrounds

Ticket Information

Entry to the park is free, yet attractions such as the planetarium or paddle boats may require a nominal fee.

Tips for Visiting

  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking
  • Stay hydrated, especially during the hotter months
  • Respect the park’s rules and avoid feeding or disturbing the animals
  • Visit during the daylight hours for safety
  • Bins are provided so always remember to dispose of trash responsibly

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