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La Candelaria Government Building

The earliest mentions of this building date back to the mid-1700s, most notably as the home of Antonio Nariño, considered one of Colombia’s first intellectuals and libertarians. The building was officially nominated as the Presidential Palace in 1885 and was rebuilt in large part in 1904 to better suit its new status. In the '70s it was again remodeled extensively, with only the iconic neoclassical facade on Carrera 7 remaining of the original construction. Free 45-minute guided tours in English are available four times daily on weekdays and twice daily on weekends, but only with prior registration on the official website. No shorts or sandals are allowed, and you must show your ID or passport. The impressive changing of the guard ceremony can be seen without restriction on Wednesday and Friday at 2:30 pm and on Sunday at 3 pm.

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Carrera 7 between Calles 7 and 8
La Candelaria, Bogota D.C.  111711, Colombia

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