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ARCHITECT: LUCIANO URDANETA VARGAS (1872)

The Palacio Federal Legislativo, also known as the Capitolio, houses the National Assembly and the National Constitutional Assembly.
It was built by President Antonio Guzman Blanco southeast of Plaza Bolivar.
The white painted complex with a gold dome had a nice "clean" semi-contempory ambiance.
It was interesting to see the interior finishes and artwork.

We were on a cruise tour and it seemed that this was one of the few places we were allowed to walk around in central Caracas.
Whether this was for our safety or politically motivated to present a certain image was not clear.

LINK TO WIKIPEDIA'S SITE ON THE PALACIO FEDERAL LEGISLATIVO

TRAVEL: 1992 -


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Palacio Federal, Caracas, Venezuela, 1992.



Palacio Federal, Caracas, Venezuela, 1992.



The Salon Eliptico has a mural of the Battle of Carabobo by famous Caracas painter, Martin Tovar y Tovar,
Palacio Federal, Caracas, Venezuela, 1992.



detail, Martin Tovar y Tovar painting, Palacio Federal, Caracas, Venezuela, 1992.




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