Right on Avenida Sur in Caracas, this National Monument is interesting inside as well as out.

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National Capitol

A giant dome.

Also known as the Federal Legislative Palace, the Capitol building was declared a national monument in 1997 and is located on the very central Avenida Sur in Caracas. At first sight, what most strikes you is the enormous 85-foot tall dome, currently covered in aluminum (although the original was plated in gold and was brought from Belgium). The neoclassical complex includes a huge garden full of palm trees and a great fountain imported from the United Kingdom. Beyond its walls you can admire its stately halls, the most important of which is the Elliptical Hall with its painted ceilings and the original Declaration of Independence document, signed on July 5, 1811. Admission is entirely free.

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