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Typical Dishes Venezuelan Gastronomy

Arepa Llanera

The arepa llanera (countryside), as its name suggests, has the typical and traditional ingredients of the Venezuelan cuisine of the plains. It is filled with roasted beef, tomatoes and avocado as if it were a salad and Guayana cheese to give it a Creole touch. Preparation: 10 minutesCooking time: 10 minutesQuantity: 4 ServingsDifficulty: Low Ingredients […]

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Typical Dishes Venezuelan Gastronomy

Perico Arepa

Arepa con perico is a delicious recipe that joins the table of many South American populations. In Venezuela, it is very common to prepare this delicious recipe on Sundays, which combines seasoning, nutrition and taste of food lovers. Married with a latte or freshly squeezed orange juice, here are the ingredients for one of the […]

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Typical Dishes Venezuelan Gastronomy

Arepa Pelúa

Arepa Pelúa is one of the most famous Venezuelan arepas and owes its name to the hairy aspect of its filling. The shredded beef and grated yellow cheese in strands are the protagonists of this extraordinary presentation. If you want to make a good Arepa Pelúa you must focus on two separate processes. First, you […]

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Typical Dishes Venezuelan Gastronomy

Arepas de Chicharron

Chicharrón arepas are a delicacy that is widely consumed in Venezuela and it is simply to take advantage of the resources at hand and mix them, and thus arises the creation of this arepa. Mix the corn flour with the delicious chicharrón. Preparation: 15 minutesCooking time: 1 hourQuantity: 10 PortionsDifficulty: Medium Ingredients for the recipe […]

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Typical Dishes Venezuelan Gastronomy

Arepa Reina Pepiada

The Venezuelan arepa reina pepiada is one of the most famous and requested types of arepa in all Venezuelan restaurants. Its name is one of the few that has a clear and defined origin. The reina pepiada recipe is quite simple, we will explain it in detail below. But first, we want to tell you […]

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Venezuelan Rivers

What is El Avila River?

In Venezuela, the rivers are usually located in the plains, but there is one river in the middle of the Venezuelan capital: the Avila River. El Avila River is a small watercourse located in the Avila National Park, right in the heart of the city of Caracas. It rises over two thousand one hundred and […]

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FAQs about Venezuela History

Why is the Country called Venezuela?

Even though the history of the name Venezuela is not very clear, there are different ideas about its ethimology. However, two versions of the true origin of the name Venezuela are better received by the general population: The traditional version -European origin- and the alternate one or indigenous version. Name origin of Venezuela – European […]

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Indigenous Peoples

Who was Cacique Sorocaima?

The Indigenous Sorocaima was a rigid, severe and reserved man, and according to historians’ versions, he was from the tribe of Los Teques. His name means Bird of Colorful Plumage. He was a man of confidence and a lieutenant of the Great Cacique Guaicaipuro, he was formed under the canons of the Spartan school, the […]

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Culture History Patriotic symbols

Venezuelan National Anthem

Gloria al Bravo Pueblo (literally translated “Glory for the Brave People”) is the song that Antonio Guzman Blanco established as the National Anthem of Venezuela on 25 May 1881. Vicente Salias composed the lyrics and Juan José Landaeta created the music, although there have been official modifications throughout the years. Back in the 1800s, the […]

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Biographies Caucasian Venezuelans Culture Fathers of Independence History

Vicente Salias

Vicente Salias was a Doctor, writer, and journalist who gave his life for Venezuela’s Independence. He is credited with the authorship of the lyrics of the National Anthem, along with Juan Jose Landaeta. His parents were Francisco Antonio Salias Tordesillas and María Margarita Sanoja Cabeza de Vaca. He had 4 brothers, Juan Mariano, Carlos, Pedro […]