Caracas has its own Monte Calvario (Calvario mountain), or rather, its own "colina Calvario" (Calvario hill) where the Holy Week processions went to in the 18th century. It was on this hill that President Guzmán Blanco built the Paseo El Calvario. His successor, Joaquín Crespo built the Arco de la Federación in this Paseo in 1895. This is not the French Arc de Triumph, but it's a beautiful and elegant monument of an incredible whiteness, which stands out against the intense green of the surrounding park and the deep blue of the Caracas sky. On the top part of the arch you can read the words FEDERACION. The arch was built in remembrance of the Federal War that took place from 1859 until 1863.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Caño Amarillo