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Texas State Capitol, Austin

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At the time of its construction, Texas' Texas State Capitol was billed as the seventh largest building in the world. The massive Italian Renaissance Revival building was completed in 1888 and is home to the chambers of the Texas Legislature and the office of the governor. You can take a self-guided or guided tour of the building and grounds. Don’t miss the rotunda, displaying a portrait of every person who has served as the president of the Republic of Texas or governor of the state. The 8.9 hectare (22 acre) grounds boast a variety of monuments. Two of the oldest are dedicated to the Heroes of the Alamo and Confederate soldiers. The visitor center contains a gift shop and exhibits about the Capitol. For Texas State Capitol and beyond, use our Austin trip itinerary website to get the most from your Austin vacation.
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  • Quite a building to walk through! Self-guided tours of building and grounds available (pick up pamphlets in lobby) as well as a few daily tours ar preset hours. Interesting to get a close look at legi...  more »
  • What a beautiful building and park. Full of history . State capitol is a marvelous building and is a smaller version of the Capitol building in Washington. Worth a visit.  more »
  • A visit to the State Capitol in Austin is part of any visit to this city. It was impressive for us tourists from Germany. We learned a lot about the history of the country and of the building on the free tour. Unfortunately, we could not in all rooms for a Christmas party. Absolutely recommendable and again!
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