Address: Esquina de Las Monjas, lado sur de la Plaza Bolívar, Caracas, 1010 Phone: +58 212 507 8800
The Consejo Municipal de Caracas, also called Palacio municipal, was commissioned by President Cipriano Castro in 1905 and built by the architect Alejandro Chataing, who was also responsible for other public buildings at that time. Tourists and visitors will be interested in the Plaza Bolívar entrance; this entrance goes through to the Jardín de Caracas, which takes up the central space of the Consejo, and keeps to the tropical style of the 19th century. To the left of the entrance, you'll find the dimly lit Capilla de Santa Rosalía, with the golden pulpit and altar shining out and valuable paintings on the walls. It was here that the Acta de la Independencia de Venezuela was signed in 1811.