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National Capitol (Capitolio Nacional) Tours

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National Capitol (Capitolio Nacional)
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.

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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.
Address: Carrera 7, Cl. 10, Bogotá, Colombia
Hours: Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
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Full-Day City Tour with Monserrate and the Underground Salt CathedralBus Tours

Full-Day City Tour with Monserrate and the Underground Salt Cathedral

One action-packed tour takes you to top attractions in and around Bogota, meaning you can make fewer bookings without sacrificing any sightseeing. Visit top sights such as Plaza de Bolivar and the Gold Museum, and then head to the summit of Monserrate for an unbeatable panoramic view of the city. Continue to the famous Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira afterward—included transportation makes the trip a breeze.
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  • 10 minutes
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  • 10 minutes
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Bike Tour in Bogota Historical Sites and Fruit MarketMountain Bike Tours

Bike Tour in Bogota Historical Sites and Fruit Market

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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.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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La Candelaria Historical CenterPhotography Tours

La Candelaria Historical Center

We will explore corners that have witnessed the development of a cosmopolitan city on this tour through the La Candelaria neighborhood. To cross the cobbled streets of downtown Bogotá is to be part of a space where architecture, art and culture are protagonists: the Congress of the Republic, the Primada Cathedral, the Palace of Justice, the Mayor's Office (Palacio Liévano) and the House of July 20 resist the passage of time in a sector full of history where the State was built. If you are interested in pre-Columbian tradition, the Gold Museum has a collection of 25,000 pieces that will teach you the techniques of indigenous groups and traditions that marked an important historical moment. On the other hand, the Botero Museum shows us the largest collection of paintings, sculptures and other original pieces made and donated by the most recognized Colombian artist in the world: Fernando Botero.
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  • 4 hours
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Monserrate + La CandelariaPhotography Tours

Monserrate + La Candelaria

The history of the Sanctuary of Monserrate, as well as the panoramic view over the city, is dazzling. The Experience of listening to the historical details of our certified guides includes the entrances to the funicular or to the cable car to go up and down the Hill. We will also explore corners that have witnessed the development of a cosmopolitan city on this tour of the La Candelaria neighborhood, with its cobbled streets where architecture, art and culture are protagonists.
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National Capitol (Capitolio Nacional) hours of operation: Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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