State Capitol

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3 expert recommendations


Frommer's 33

The history of Texas's legislative center is as turbulent and dramatic as that of the state itself. The current capitol, erected in 1888, replaced a limestone statehouse that burned down in 1881. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Built in 1888 from sunset-red granite, this state capitol is the largest in the US, backing up the ubiquitous claim that everything is bigger in Texas. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

Dominating Austin's skyline, the Renaissance Revival-style capitol was built in 1888 (Elijah E. Myers) of red granite and limestone. Full review →

Guided tours, departing from the south foyer every 15min.

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