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Cerro El Ávila 2'740 m
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The Cerro El Ávila forms the central part of the Cordillera de la Costa mountain system. It seperates the city Caracas from the Caribbean Sea. The highest points are the Pico Naiguatá (2'765 m), Pico Oriental de la Silla de Caracas (2'640 m), Topo Galindo (2'592 m) and the Pico Occidental de la Silla de Caracas mit 2'480 m. 

The area was declared as El Ávila National Park in the year 1958.  The park covers the mountain range of approximately 80 km long and 16 km wide between the Caribbean Sea and the valleys of Caracas, Guatire and Guarenas.

 

Venezuela 1969. "Tourism".
Cable car to the ridge of El Ávila and the Hotel Humboldt.

A cable car opened in 1956 and climbed to the ridge of El Ávila at an altitude of 2'175 m. A second section droped down on the other side to the El Cojo station in Macuto at the Caribbean Coast. After being out of service for about 25 years a reconstructed section, the Teleférico Warairarepano reopened in 2002 and is operating between Caracas and the El Ávila ridge at 2'175 m. The Hotel Humboldt on El Ávila ridge was a symbol of Caracas, closed since 1977 and is still a ruin.

 

Venezuela 2004, Cerro El Ávila.

 

Venezuela 2007
Photomontage of the Venezuelan Artist Freddy Simoza.

It seems that Freddy Simoza's artwork shows elements of the Cerro El Ávila. It looks very similar to other artworks of him, which are named Ávila.
The stamp was issued in the series "Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC)". 

 

Venezuela 2010, Cerro El Ávila.
The stamp shows a view from the Caracas Country Club towards Pico Oriental.
(Painting of Manuel Cabré 1890 – 1984) 

The stamps were issued in the miniaturesheet
"Banco Central de Venezuela – Colección de Arte".

 

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