Whether you like it or not, its colossal neoclassical façade is imposing. A must-see.
A tour of La Candelaria is essential if you want to learn about Bogota's past. The streets of this area are infused with the history of the city and the country. Once there, the first place to visit is the Plaza de Bolivar. There, your view will be instantly drawn to the huge and imposing façade that presides over it. You are standing before the country's strongest Republican icon. National Capitol not only serves as the National Congress headquarters, but is also a fine example of neoclassical architecture. It was designed by Thomas Reed and finished at the beginning of the 20th century. It went on to be declared a National Monument in 1975. Unfortunately, you'll have to be content with viewing from the outside, because there is no public access to the interior. However, it is worth spending some time strolling around the area and taking a look at the entrance columns.