The Texas State Capitol , at 13th Street and Congress
Avenue, is over 300ft high, taller than the national capitol in
Washington, with a red sunset granite dome that dominates the downtown
skyline. The chandeliers, carpets and even the door hinges of this
colossal building are emblazoned with lone stars and other Texan
motifs, a theme continued in the recent extension, a sleek maze
of marble halls (daily 9am-5pm; public tours every 15min; free).
Nearby, the antebellum Governor's Mansion , 1010 Colorado St, contains
displays on Texan history (free tours Mon-Fri every 20min 10am-noon).
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