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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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  • The Capitol building has towering columns and beautiful architecture could have sworn I was in Rome if it weren't for the Colombian flag flying in the background.
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  • the ride for the buildings is amazing. Too bad that the people who work there do not represent what this building means to Colombians.
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  • It is a very well preserved building with the classic style of colors in the range of the Ochre yellow of the city.
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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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