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Palacio de Narino

If you fancy some cultural things to do in Bogotá, then a visit to the Palacio de Narino should do the trick. The palace is built on the site where Antonio Narino (an early political leader of Colombian independence) was born. The building itself was designed by Gaston Lelarge, a pupil of Charles Garnier, and was built at the turn of the century and restored in 1979 following years of disrepair after the El Bogotazo riots. The palatial gardens hold the Observatorio Astronomico de Bogotá (the Astronomy Observatory of Bogotá), which was designed by Fray Domingo de Petres and built in 1802-3 as the first observatory in the new world. The palace is in keeping with the neoclassical of Catedral Primada, and although the Palacio de Narino is heavily guarded, you can see the ceremonial changing of the guard each day.

Address
Cra. 8, 7-26,
La Candelaria
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