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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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  • 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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  • Guides make you travel by the salons and the Palace, you make reference to the story in pictures is very nice, unfortunately the former administration allowed that many walls deteriorate, however is still closed to the public. preferred
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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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