Capitolio Nacional

Capitolio Nacional (or National Capitol) is a building on Bolivar Square in central Bogotá, the construction of which began in 1876, by order of president Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera, and was not concluded until 1926. It houses both houses of the Congress of Colombia. It was designed by Thomas Reed.

Murals

In 1938, Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo painted two murals for the Capitolio Nacional in Bogotá.

In 1947 for the Inter American Conference, Master Santiago Martínez Delgado painted a majestic mural under commission of the then director of the OEA, Honorable Alberto Lleras Camargo and Conference organizer the Honorable Laureano Gómez, two men who later became Presidents of Colombia. This mural of the Elliptic chamber National Congress Building, made in the fresco style, represents Bolivar and Santander exiting the Cucuta congress during the creation of the Great Colombia. The mural is considered the most important fresco in the country and the artist's main masterpiece.

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Carl Griffin
26 December 2015
Beautiful neoclassical building designed by English architect Thomas Reed. Home to the Colombian parliament.
Sarahi Martinez
10 June 2014
Precioso palacio legislativo; cámara alta y baja. No tiene acceso, a menos que le caigas bien al policía. :))
Javier Contreras
7 August 2014
Lugar de trabajo y por años un recorrido diario por su entorno.
Annie
17 June 2013
Encantada con la arquitectura y los detalles de conservacion.
Salome Soto
4 October 2011
Un lugar en donde encuentra lo que busca. Entre lo bueno y lo malo, no se sabe qué es qué.
Saul Bautista
6 February 2019
Solo en el exterior, pero es una estructura imponente
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