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El Capitolio Nacional, Caracas

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Government Building Tourist Spot
Gain a glimpse of Caracas' history at El Capitolio Nacional, a historic building that houses the national assembly. Built under the instruction of then-president Antonio Guzman Blanco and designed by architect Luciano Urdaneta in 1872, the neoclassical structure stands out with its gleaming white facade, Corinthian columns, and golden oval dome. Head inside to survey Martín Tovar y Tovar's painting depicting the Battle of Carabobo between the Venezuelan and Spanish armies during the War of Independence, located on the ceiling of the dome. Add El Capitolio Nacional and other attractions to your Caracas trip itinerary using our Caracas itinerary maker.
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  • The Capitol is a historical place that certainly deserves to be visited even if only once, as all the center of caracas is recommended to be accompanied and to be careful when walking
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  • You must visit this well-preserved building, which has witnessed many decisions and important events of our venezuela.
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  • Once I did a tour guided within the spaces of the Capitol, it is an excellent place to admire and learn a little more about the history of Venezuela, works of art that are on it are spectacular
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