Construction on the Capitolio Nacional in Bolívar Square began in 1847, but political
upheavals kept it from being completed until 1926.
Capitolio Nacional Facts
The National Capitol is the meeting place for both houses of the Congress of Colombia.
The Elliptic Chamber of the Capitol building contains a mural, created in
the fresco style, depicting Simón Bolívar and Franciso de Paula Santander (Bolívar's associate)
leaving the Cucuta Congress during the creation of Gran Colombia (a short-lived Colombian
Republic that existed from 1819 to 1831).
The National Capitol of Bogota was designed by Danish architect, Thomas Reed.
Capitolio Nacional Map&Location
Capitolio Nacional Address: Carrera 8, Bogotá, Colombia. Get help with directions using the
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Capitolio Nacional Photos
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The grand main hall by Chris