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Capitolio Nacional, Bogota
(3.9/5 based on 110+ 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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  • It is the most attractive building facing the GREAT Plaza de Bolivar. Its architecture and the height above the square, makes it the best place to see this place.
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  • The site is interesting, remains in the Centre, plaza Bolivar, seen from there, bad thing is what's in: a bunch of corrupt thieves who bled this country
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  • Beautiful building with beautiful architecture, but I think that it is not accessible to the public. Level historical importance, but to make the most of it is best to go with a guide.
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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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