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Capitolio Nacional, Bogota

(3.9/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
History and architecture buffs will love Capitolio Nacional, one of the most important buildings from Colombia's Republican period. Construction of the imposing national capitol--made entirely from quarry stone--began in 1846 and ended 80 years later. During that time, the project engaged famed architects such as Gaston Lelarge, Pietro Cantini, Thomas Reed, Mariano Santamaria, and Mario Lambasi. Inside the neoclassical structure are celebrated murals, including two by Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo and one by Santiago Martínez Delgado depicting Bolivar and Santander during the congress that created Colombia. Note that you need to apply in advance for access inside. Alternatively, walk around the building's exterior, admire the three rows of fluted ionic columns, and round your visit off with a stop at one of the excellent restaurants nearby. Make Capitolio Nacional part of your personalized Bogota itinerary using our Bogota trip generator.
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  • Is in the Plaza Bolivar and tbm is part of the defendant led the House of culture. has the Executive facing arms and back to the people. very intriguing.
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  • State Capitol located in Bolivar square. Supreme Court and face to face. You can enter the courtyard from the baggage inspection is hesitant even closer in a strict security system. Was put to the courtyard seems from around the year 2015. Tourists cannot use in the Interior of the building. Or local students on field trips so you can see inside of a building.
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  • Located in the Plaza Bolívar, the majestic building of the Colombian Government impresses with your greatness
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  • i love this place. great ajiaco. amazing ajiaco. the medio would have probably done but i got the large which i tried my best to finish but couldnt.
  • Nice buildings with lot of history of the conflicts of the 80-90's.
  • The face of many ages of this explosive country.
  • The structure is beautiful and imposing is a historical the only downside are the parliamentarians who are in
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  • Only is a den of rats with necktie amangualados with drug traffickers, guerrillas and paramilitaries N
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