Capitolio Nacional

Historic Building in Bogotá

Image by Jacqui de Klerk Lonely Planet

On the southern side of the plaza stands this neoclassical seat of congress. It was begun in 1847 but, due to numerous political uprisings, not completed until 1926. Its square-facing facade was built by English architect Thomas Reed. To take a free three-hour tour, email at least a week ahead; otherwise, you can wander around the stone courtyard.

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