Teleferico de Merida (Merida Cable Car)

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Calle 24 y 25, front of Parque Las Heroínas
Merida, Venezuela 5110
58 (274) 252-5080 / +58 /274) 252-1997
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Is the world's highest cable car and largest in the world. Its base is located in the Venezuelan city of Mérida at an altitude of 1,640 metres (5,400 ft), and its terminus is on Pico Espejo, at 4,765 metres (15,630 ft). The whole system was opened to the public in 1960.
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  • Barinitas Station: Located 1,640 MSL in the city of Mérida. 
  • La Montaña Station: Located 2,436 MSL. La 
  • Aguada Station: Located 3,452 MSL. Loma 
  • Redonda Station: Located 4,045 MSL. Pico 
  • Espejo Station: Located 4,765 MSL at the Pico Espejo
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First To Review: Gabriela A.
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Aug 7, 2009
Reaching an altitude of 4765 m. Merida’s cable car is the highest in the world.
The cable car consists of four sections for a total length of 12.5 km. The altitude at the top is higher than any point in Europe and USA excluding Alaska.
The first section starts at Barinitas station (1577m) the corner of the square with the fountain, it ends up at La Montaña station (2577 m.), go for a walk around and gaze upon the beauty of Merida sat far down below. Hopefully you wont be feeling too light headed at this point.

The next two stages reach La Aguada station (3452 m.) and Loma Redonda station (4045 m.), if your unlucky it may leave you feeling altitude sick, but fingers crossed you’ll be alright and be able to warm yourself with a tasty cup of chocolate.
Have a real good rest at this point, walk very slowly, don’t run around and get used to the altitude as much as you can before taking the final assent.
The final stage takes you to Pico Espejo (Mirror Peak - 4765 m.) where you can walk outside amongst the snow. Cross your fingers again and hope you have a clear day and are able to see all around, we didn’t’ but enjoyed watching the Venezuelans (many of them would never have seen snow before) play in the snow as we slowly walked around.
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May 30, 2009
El teleferico de Merida es el mas alto y largo del mundo! Es hermoso y en el pico encuentras una hermosa vista rodeado de nieve! Ademas, recomiendo visitar los parques tematicos, la laguna mucubaji y de Urao, la heladeria con mas sabores en el mundo, su mercadito y el monumento a la loca luz caraballo!
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