Creepy Doll-Filled Balcony in Caracas Looks Like the Set of a Horror Movie

The “Balcony of the Dolls” is an eerie landmark in central Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. It consists of a large balcony lined with old doll heads that seem to follow people with their eyes as they pass by.

Located in the middle of Avenida Este 12, between Fuerzas Armadas and Sur 5, in a place known as “El Muerto” corner, is a two-storey building that has captured the imagination of both locals and visitors of the Venezuelan capital. It’s the sort of thing that’s easy to miss if you simply walk by in a hurry without looking up, but if you’re the kind of person who likes to take in the sights, there’s no way to miss the hundreds of creepy doll heads looking back at you from above.

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Going past the Balcony of the Dolls during the day is creepy enough, but doing it at night, when there is hardly anyone around, it’s darn right creepy. Throw in some rain that makes the dirt and soot run down the doll’s faces like black tears, and you have the makings of a real-life horror scene.

Stories and urban legends about the creepy balcony have been going around Caracas for years, but in reality, there’s nothing macabre or scary behind it. According to RT, the balcony is the creation of local visual artist Etanís González , who owns the house and has turned part of it into a museum. The balcony is merely one of his many art installations.


According to Mr. Gonzalez’s son, Jonathan, the creepy installation was inspired by the friendship their family developed with Mr. Jesús Poleo, a Caracas driver who has a truck decorated with dolls. It took his father 3 years to complete, as he attached each doll head by hand, one by one, with great care.

In the beginning, the Balcony of the Dolls, was very controversial in the neighborhood, with some of Gonzalez’s neighbors trying to collect signatures in an attempt to force the family to take the doll heads down. Some thought it was a satanic symbol, others that the dolls were actual babies, but in the end, everything settled down, and now people have accepted the balcony as a local landmark.


Unfortunately, not everyone is a fan of Etanís González’s artistic installation, and some of the neighbors suspect that it’s these people who start rumors about the family performing black magic in the house.

One of the most popular myths about this unique attraction is that it’s the house of a haunched old man who comes out at midnight to steal the girls’ dolls while they sleep. It’s this sort of story that makes people a lot of people avoid the Gonzalez house at night if they can avoid it.


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