Texas State Capitol
Texas State Capitol
Texas State Capitol

Texas State Capitol

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8 / 10

5 expert reviews

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

– Michelin Guide

Frommer's
"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
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
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
Travel + Leisure
"The capitol building was completed in 1888, and Austinites have been pretty darn proud of it ever since" Full review


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