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Airports in Miami
Miami (in Florida, US) is served by 4 airports - Miami International
Airport, Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport, Miami Seaplane Base and Miami
Miami International Airport is the primary airport serving the Miami area.
It is located 8 miles away from Downtown Miami in Metropolitan Miami and
ranks as the 10th busiest airport in the United States by annual passenger
count. Passengers can avail scheduled flights to almost all major domestic
and international destinations from here. The airport is seamlessly
connected to the city of Miami through a network of public bus service,
Miami's commuter rail system, Metrorail, taxis, shuttles and rental cars.
Maracaibo is the second-largest city in Venezuela. It is located along a
strait between Lake Maracaibo and the Gulf of Venezuela in the oil-rich
Zulia state. The city derives its name from a native tribal chieftain, Mara
who had perished fighting Spanish conquistadors. Maracaibo’s older part
features several colonial-era buildings while its central part is home to
Maracaibo Cathedral where a statue of Black Christ is kept and revered.
Things to do in Maracaibo
Parque zoologico metropolitano del Zulia (or Zulia Metropolitan Zoo)
Established in 1973 and operated by the state government, the Zulia
Metropolitan Zoo is one of the best zoos in the region. It is spread across
about 40 hectares and features felines, leopards, lions, jaguars, also
rhino, orangutans, among others.
Catedral de San Pedro y San Pablo de Maracaibo (or St. Peter and St.
The St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral (also known as the Maracaibo
Cathedral) is the main church of Maracaibo. Housed in a 17th
century building, it was elevated to the status of a cathedral by Pope Leo
XIII in July 1897. It co-hosts the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese
of Maracaibo with the Archbishop's Palace.
Catedral (or the Cathedral)
The Cathedral is a 19th century superstructure that features the
Cristo Negro or Black Christ. It was also called Cristo de Gibraltar for a
small nearby town that was later destroyed by indigenous groups in 1600 AD.
The miracle was that the crucifix had miraculously survived despite all the
Best Time to Fly to Maracaibo
The best season to travel to Maracaibo is during the dry season that runs
from December to May. During this time, travelers can spend a lot of time
on beaches and admire the city’s colonial buildings.