State Capitol

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5 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

The architecture is great and it had plenty of 'Texas' detailing, from the light fixtures in the main hall...to the door hinges to the flooring. Full review →


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 53

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.

Travel + Leisure

The famous red-granite dome makes for some beautiful photos. Inside, capture yourself in the rotunda or with portraits of Texas governors and presidents of the Republic of Texas. Full review →

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