El Capitolio Nacional, Caracas

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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. Using our world travel planner, Caracas attractions like El Capitolio Nacional can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Interesting space and environment, they should have better consideration of what is structure represents, and thus preserve their environment, sometimes its periphery looks a mess full of noise pollution. If pay you attention to large doors heading south and West, on the wooden doors, this carved us. United States of Venezuela. Recalling as well the history of Venezuela.
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  • The Federal Legislative Palace or also called Capitol Federal, is the headquarters and main building of the power legislative Federal of Venezuela, located in the city of Caracas, specifically at the University Avenue, opposite the Plaza de Bolivar, in the Capital District. As the seat of one of the public powers of Venezuela, it is a building of great architectural, institutional and political, one of the legacies of the first Government of the General Antonio Guzmán Blanco (1870-1877) in an effort to modernize the capital city. The Federal Capitol since 1877 hosted the three powers of the nation the Executive Federal, legislative, and Judicial. But since 1961 is used exclusively by the national legislative power. Due to its historical and cultural importance, the building was declared a national heritage on August 22, 1997. The Capitol is also one of the main centers of historical attraction of the capital of Venezuela.
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  • Close to the plaza bolivar in downtown caracas. Nothing to highlight, is small and I didn't want to be guided.
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