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Capitolio Nacional, Bogota
(3.9/5 based on 100+ 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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  • Beautiful building located on the main square of Bogotá. In neoclassic style, built between the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century, works the National Congress of Colombia.
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  • beautiful place with a beautiful architecture, historic building, seat of the national Government of colombia and a good place to meet
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  • Although there are security restrictions to enter, it is worth to management, to see one of the most important works of architecture in the country, where the Congress meets
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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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