El Capitolio

sights / Architecture

El Capitolio information

Location
San Juan & Around , Puerto Rico
Address
off Ave Ponce de León
Ext
301
Telephone 2
+1 787 721 5200
More information
senado.pr.gov/visitantes/pages/historiadelcapitolio.aspx
Opening hours
8.30am-5pm
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The capital of the commonwealth is in an impressive columned and domed building in a commanding location overlooking Puerta de Tierra's wave-lashed coast. The much-revered constitution of the commonwealth, which moved the island further away from colonialism in 1951, is on display inside the 80ft rotunda. Regular sessions of the legislature meet inside, while rallies for and against statehood occur outside every time the government debates the issue.