Denver Attractions - Colorado State Capitol

 


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No trip to Denver would ever be complete without a visit to the Colorado State Capitol. It is a magnificent building that has to be seen to be appreciated. Keep reading and learn a little bit about the history of this incredible building and learn why you should add it to your must see list.

The Colorado State Capitol is an incredible building made from white granite quarried locally in Colorado. It was built in 1886 with great care and designed to stand for centuries. The dome of the capitol building is particularly fascinating and dominates the Denver skyline. It rises to a height of 272 feet and is covered in gold leaf which was also obtained in the state. Inside the building you will find murals representing the history of the state, tapestries, stained glass windows, presidential portraits and you can get a great view of the underside of the dome. It really is a magnificent piece of architecture and art that words can not do justice to. The best way to see the capitol is by taking a guided tour. Tours are available for free and they will teach you the history of Colorado, the history of the capitol construction and about the lawmaking process. Tours take only about forty five minutes so they are easy to fit into any schedule. Hopefully by know you have decided to go for a tour of the capitol. It is an experience that you are sure to enjoy.

If you would like to visit the Colorado State Capitol while you are in Denver you can find it downtown at the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and Grant Street. The capitol is open Monday through Friday but is closed on most holidays. For more information you can call the information line at 303-866-2604. Have fun.

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