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Address: Sector-1, Chandigarh, India
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Cubism, Purism, Rawness..Architecture Lecorbusier Style...

I will start with a quote from this Legendary Architect & Urban Planner -Le corbusier..."To be modern is not a fashion, it is a state. It is necessary to understand history, and... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
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Kuching, Malaysia
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289 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We wanted to see the Capitol so badly just because the complex was designed by architect Le Corbusier and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Unfortunately it was closed on a public holiday. The security guards would not even let us drive or walk near just to take a few photos. And the traffic was so jammed on a work... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The capitol complex consists of High Court, Assembly and Open hand. Its a architectural marvel standing tall even after more than 50 years. Now even walking tours are organised subject to prior appointment. Must not miss if you visit Chandigarh.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is Corbusier's stark architecture at its most brutal and uncompromising. It really is a "must" if you want to see what he was about. Concrete and vivid colours and hardly a curve in sight. The whole area is kept beautifully. You must bring a passport for admission, and check carefully when it is open.

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have been to Europe, the Capitol Complex will remind you of large, high ceiling European architecture -- largely Cubist with use of simple geometric shapes, very angular and minimalist. It is a visual experience to witness the large complex in all its grandeur. It is a huge juxtaposition to see government officials walking through these buildings as you... More 

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Mumbai, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I will start with a quote from this Legendary Architect & Urban Planner -Le corbusier..."To be modern is not a fashion, it is a state. It is necessary to understand history, and he who understands history knows how to find continuity between that which was, that which is, and that which will be.'' Which is true after all these years... More 

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Pretoria
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183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

To visit the Capitol Complex, you must first get permission at the tourist information centre en route. Remember to bring your passport or Indian ID. NOT A COPY. No passport = no entry. Tours are guided. The guide explains the purpose of the buildings and allows you some time to take photographs. Entry to all buildings is prohibited.

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Chichester UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

To visit the capitol complex you need to get a pass and visit with a guide. We had difficulty finding where to go to register but eventually after walking around the court's we found the museum and they directed us to the visitor centre about 150m along the road. The tour takes you to the court building the hand and... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Very Good place to visit with family and children. We visited this place before 15 Aug so there was very good lights in night.

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Brandon, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I have a Master's Degree in City Planning and a real soft-spot for modernism, hence my interest in visiting Chandigarh, a planned city and unlike most of India, is only 60 years old. Many of Le Corbusier's theories have been debunked by history, but it is still worth a visit to try and understand what he was trying to do... More 

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Port Moody, Canada
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

Only 5 of us on the tour..and no official guide so our local city guide and one off the guards accompanying us gave us information. A real treat to be able to sit in the original Corbusier designed chairs in the Parliament. A delightful place to visit for any architect or architecture buff.

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