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Capitolio Nacional.

Capitolio Nacional

Capitolio Nacional

Capitolio Nacional (Calle 10 esq. Carrera 7, Bogotá) – this is the location of the Colombian government’s legislative branch. This building was originally the Viceroy’s Palace during the Spanish colonial period, and went through periods of renovations from 1846 to 1926. Danish architect Thomas Reed was responsible for the Capitolio’s distinctive façade (consisting of 18 ionic columns at the center of the building). It is closed to the public, but tourists can still take photos of the building’s exteriors.