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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. Add El Capitolio Nacional and other attractions to your Caracas trip itinerary using our Caracas itinerary maker.
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  • Beautiful place, very scenic construction details and very nice. Is super nice, even though it is full of military around the Central magnificent.
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  • It is a place that rests the history, of if the independence Act is and that's where discussed the main laws of the country. Undoubtedly its architecture is special with its golden dome that makes it known anywhere, is nearly must-see and if run with luck can up that you can enter.
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  • Website compelled to learn the history of our country, is mantiens in good condition, close to the metro in the center of Caracas
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