Formerly known as Angostura, is the capital of Venezuela's southeastern Bolívar State. It lies at the spot where the Orinoco River narrows to about 1 mile (1.6 km) in width, is the site of the first bridge across the river, and is a major riverport for the eastern regions of Venezuela.
Historic Angostura gave its name to the Congress of Angostura, to the Angostura tree, and to Angostura bitters. Modern Ciudad Bolívar has a well-preserved historic center; a cathedral and other original colonial buildings surround the Plaza Bolívar.
Universidad de Oriente (UDO) Núcleo de Bolívar, is the main public institution located in Ciudad Bolivar and in other cities of eastern Venezuela. On 20 February 1960, by resolution of the University Council, is created the Bolívar Nucleus, since that is become the most important university in the country South-Eastern.
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Today, this UDO nucleus has a Basic Courses School, Health Sciences School "Dr. Francisco Battistini Casalta".
The Hospital Ruiz y Paez is the most important in the city and even the Bolivar State. The hospital was put into operation on December 2, 1957 (Government of General Marcos Perez Jimenez, President of the Republic of the time) and had 250 beds for the date. Currently also it serves to give practical classes of Health.
Buses are the main means of public transport in the city.
The José Tomás de Heres Airport is located in the center of the city.
The Angostura Bridge connects the city to the rest of Venezuela. The freeway that connects Ciudad Bolívar with Ciudad Guayana is a major regional road.
Puerto Ordaz's Airport its 45 min away from Ciudad Bolivar.
- The Angostura Bridge the longest suspension bridge in Latin America.
- El Mirador Angostura
- La Piedra del Medio, which Humboldt called Orinocómetro (meter Orinoco).
- El Paseo Orinoco
- The Museum of Ciudad Bolívar; was established in the colonial house where printed "El Correo del Orinoco" official organ of the Congress of Angostura.
- The historic quadrangle of Ciudad Bolivar
- Prison General Carlos Manuel Piar. the room where he was detained while he was prosecuted is still preserved.
- Old Prison now houses the General Archive of Guyana and the Institute of History. It was restored by the architect Graziano Gasparini.
- La Casa de las Doce Windows.
- Fortaleza the Zamuro
- Casa Museo de San Isidro
- The fifth of San Isidro was the hacienda of José Luis Cornieles where often Bolivar was staying, and it was there that he wrote his famous message to Congress of Angostura in 1819.
- Botanical Garden of Ciudad Bolivar.
- Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art
- Its operational base and key asset the important collection of international abstract art collected by the Master Jesus Soto, in which numerous proposals -fundador- plastic artist kept open confrontation with many other creators of the art of our time.
- Geological Museum of Guyana
- Angel's Falls.
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