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This cable-car system stretches from the Mariperez station on the northern edge of the city to the top of El Avila mountain. The 3.4km (2-mile) ride takes between 12 and 15 minutes. At the top you'll find a skating rink, rock-climbing wall, children's playground, souvenir shops, a couple of restaurants and snack stands, and the dormant 14-story Hotel Humbolt. When the weather is clear, there are fabulous views over both Caracas and down the coastal mountains to the Caribbean sea. A light sweater or windbreaker is recommended, as it can get chilly up top.