Capitolio Nacional
Capitolio Nacional
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,689 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Our tour group of 15 members was treated to a military procession, instrumental accompaniment of a choir singing the national anthem, and ceremonial “folding of the flag.” We arrived shortly after the ceremony began, so many were crowded near military members performing this somber ceremony. Guards prevented onlookers from getting too close. Of course, we were not permitted to enter the nation’s capitol. Still, the rousing military procession and robust national anthem provided a good photo op.
Written 12 April 2023
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
The Plaza has three major buildings surrounding it, and the Capitolio is one of the nicest architectural design there. The Roman columns gives it all its charm, as well as the large Horse statue of Bolivar standing in front of it.
Written 16 November 2020
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phutty
Tallinn, Estonia1,366 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Perched on Plaza de Bolivar in front of the Presidential Palace, this is one of the most grand and picturesque buildings on the square.
Written 27 February 2020
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,635 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Takes up an entire side of the massive Plaza Bolivar with the Cathedral across from it. Houses part of the government Influenced by European government buildings of the early 20th century. Can't go in unless you have official business
Written 10 January 2020
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,510 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Finally completed in 1926 after 80 years of construction work, the Capitolio Nacional is meant to symbolize the solidity and robustness of Colombia's national independence. Remarkable is the ruling class at the time was very much inspired by European culture and for instance did not bother much about incorporating indigenous elements. The result is a rather conventional neoclasical giant similar to buildings in Europe.

In the stone courtyard there is a statue of Mosquera, Colombia's most renowned 19th century general and politician. He had a metal jaw, due to injuries sustained during battle against the Spanish. Perhaps the reason he looks very serious.
Written 2 December 2019
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TAZinAZ
Mesa, AZ1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
We we enjoyed, just walking around seeing the amazing buildings. You can spent a a whole day taking in the Colombian history
Written 12 September 2019
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craftywriter
San Diego, CA1,897 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
The columns made me think of Washington DC and Greece. It was built in 1926. Bummer you can’t go inside to see the murals painted there. It’s located in the plaza de Bolivar.
Written 9 July 2019
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
This huge neoclassic bldg occupies an entire side of the vast Bolivar sq in downtown Bogota. It's the seat of Colombia's Congress, but you can admire it only from outside, from the plaza - therefore, only 3 stars as there are tons of such bldgs all over Europe.
Written 27 April 2019
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Elena P
Guadalajara, Mexico4,970 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is an impressive building, one massive situated in plaza bolivar. The public cannot enter and visit it. Too bad !
Written 10 October 2018
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JDB
Scottsdale, AZ5,022 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
Impressive building. I would have liked to check it out on the inside but was not allowed. Oh well. Ideally located and close to many other sites and attractions.
Written 16 August 2018
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