National Capitol (Capitolio Nacional) Tours

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Home to both the Columbian Congress and Senate, the grand National Capitol (Capitolio Nacional) building is the center of Colombian politics and makes a striking sight, looming over the south end of Bolivar Square. 

With its dramatic colonnaded frontage, central dome and neoclassical design, the National Capitol building is also one of Bogota’s most significant architectural works. The masterpiece of British architect, Thomas Reed, it took over 75 years to complete and was finally completed in 1926. The building’s crowning glory was added in 1947 – a magnificent fresco by Santiago Martínez Delgado, depicting the Bolivar and Santander leaving the famous Cucuta congress.

Practical Info

The National Capitol (Capitolio Nacional) is located on Bolivar Square in central Bogotá and is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm. Public access is strictly limited and by appointment only.
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Address: Carrera 7, Cl. 10, Bogotá, Colombia
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Hours: Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
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Bogotá City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Lunch and Cable Car Ride

Discover the best of Bogotá’s tourist attractions, covering its most famous neighborhoods, museums and sights on this tour with optional 5-hour or 8-hour itineraries. Explore the cobblestoned streets of the La Candelaria neighborhood, see the city’s historic district and La Catedral Primera (Prime Cathedra), view gold artifacts at the famed Museo de Oro and take a cable car to the famous Mount Monserrate. Your trip also includes a guide, hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance fees and lunch (with the 8-hour tour option).
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$72.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Bike Tour in Bogota Historical Sites and Fruit Market

Cycle through the city streets on this bike tour of Bogota, Colombia. Acquaint yourself with the Athens of South America as you visit Bogota's must-see sites such as the National Museum and Brazil Park in addition to contemporary street art. This tour also includes tastings at the Fruit Market and a coffee processing demonstration.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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$20.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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Bogotá Small-Group Sightseeing Tour with Shopping at Zona Rosa

Gain an intimate knowledge of the atmospheric streets of Bogotá on this half-day, small-group tour of the city’s main neighborhoods, limited to just 9 participants. Start with a wander through the picturesque streets of La Candelaria, Bogotá’s colonial area, before checking out the iconic Plaza de Bolívar (Bolívar Square), stopping at a selection of the city’s top museums, and finishing with time for shopping in Zona Rosa. Your city tour includes the services of a guide, admission at Casa de la Moneda and Botero Museums and round-trip transportation to your hotel.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$24.73 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Bike Tour of Bogotá

Explore Bogotá’s top historic sights and most interesting neighborhoods on two wheels during this 5-hour bike tour. Check out the city’s top areas, including Plaza de San Diego and La Candelaria, then peddle to Plaza de Bolívar (Bolívar Plaza) where you'll view the Capitolio Nacional (National Capitol) and La Catedral Primera (Prime Cathedral). This biking adventure also includes a bike rental, guide and round-trip transportation from your hotel.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$30.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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