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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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  • This building is worth a stop to click some pics as you explore central Caracas. The guards weren't willing to allow me inside, but still possible to get some good pics from the outside.  more »
  • Very nice building and interesting to have seen. Worth a visit and right at the subway station. If you are going to Caracas plan a visit.  more »
  • Unfortunately same as plaza bolivar has been invaded for political activities by the ruling socialist party  more »