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El Capitolio, Havana
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Admire the majestic El Capitolio, once home to Cuba's government. Now housing the Cuban Academy of Sciences, this building from 1929 was modeled after the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Observe the grandiose structure, a project initiated by dictator Gerardo Machado, view the massive Doric columns that guard the entrance, and look up to see the impressive dome, inspired by the Paris Pantheon. The interior, even more intricate and rich in decorations, boasts the enormous Statue of the Republic, one of the world's largest indoor statues. Our Havana family vacation planner makes visiting El Capitolio and other Havana attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • After more than 4 years is still stuffed. Front from out of a country, the main stairway is not accessible. behind crumbling buildings and the House of Habanos.
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  • Located on the western edge of Old Havana, where it merges into Central Havana, is the landmark building known as 'El Capitolio'. It was built in the 1920's to serve as the new presidential and govern...  more »
  • architecture impeccable and majestic, ideal and required the photography in the step by the Havana, centrica and place very safe
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  • This is the old Capitol building was built, modeled on the U.S. Capitol. Now I wonder what Museum is, but I'm so years during renovations. I don't know if I asked what would end up refurbished,! I was told. That is?
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