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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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  • Interesting location -- building is bigger and better (so they say) than US Capitol building -- didn't get to go inside because it was under major renovation -- but the theater next door.....Theater o...  more »
  • Center of Old Habana. Good landmark for taxis and staring your walk around the old city. Very busy and interesting. 
  • Interesting centerpeice of central Havana. Is being updated and remodeled as with a number of icons of Havana. 
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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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