The Capitol of Puerto Rico, San Juan

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Delve into the rich history of Puerto Rico at The Capitol of Puerto Rico, otherwise known as "The Palace of Laws." Take a guided tour around the stately 1929 structure adorned in Georgian pink marble, and see the mosaic murals depicting the historic events of the area. The location affords great views of the ocean and neighboring fort from the front door. Note that you'll need to climb quite a few stairs to the entrance and there is no disabled access. Reserve your guided tour in advance. See The Capitol of Puerto Rico and all San Juan has to offer by arranging your trip with our San Juan itinerary planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Architecture of sonorous columns and round domed roofs stand out well from a distance. You can look at the Government building. It was a Parliament similar to that of the Mainland. It is not known what Congress management inside the building can be visited free of charge. A respectable appearance alone, so worth a look and.
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  • August 9, 2017
    We saw this while we were on our tour of Old San Juan. It is a very nice building. There are statues of presidents that are life size across the street.  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Very interesting to see the sculptures in actual size of all the U.S. Presidents who have visited port Rico.Me did much agree its Avenue and the building in Yes to Washington.Quisimos enter but it was closed for holiday. When you go be sure to check! You can enter the building and visit him
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  • June 7, 2017
    The building looks pretty from the outside but it was barricaded off and you couldn't get in for the several days I tried. I don't know why they don't open it to the public.
  • May 24, 2017
    its a nice building. i didnt went inside (if this is even possible). across the street is a platform with a statue an a beautiful view! ist worth a stop.
  • July 2, 2017
    A beautiful building from the streets.. I've never been inside however.
  • April 23, 2017
    Legislators and senators decide with closed doors the laws that are going to apply to the entire island in times of crisis. They put the police at the entrance. It's a place beautiful built in white marmol, but some sketchy things are happening there right now.
  • February 10, 2017
    Beautiful historic building. House of the legislative branch of Puerto Rico. Limited parking and no eating area around.

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