Asemblea Nacional

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Asemblea Nacional information

Caracas , Venezuela
Address
Extras SW of Plaza Bolívar
Telephone
+58 1212 483 8240
Prices
admission free
Opening hours
9am-noon & 2-5pm Mon, Wed & Fri
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As part of his mad dash toward modernization in the 1870s, Guzmán Blanco commissioned an ambitious, neoclassical seat of congress, the National Assembly , to occupy the entire block just southwest of Plaza Bolívar. It was formerly known as the Capitolio Nacional. The two-building complex was erected on the site of a convent, whose occupants were promptly expelled by the dictator and their convent razed.