Trip Planner:   Caribbean  /  Cuba  /  Ciudad de la Habana Province  /  Havana  /  Sightseeing  /  El Capitolio
El Capitolio, Havana
(3.8/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Havana itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Havana

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Havana by other users

9 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM GREECE February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Havana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Havana BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM ROMANIA January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO March, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM SPAIN January, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The is a landmark in Havana. Looks a lot like the US capital. We used it as a beacon when we walked around Havana do we always knew where our hotel was. 
  • Impressive building not to be missed. You feel a bug if you stop to look at it in all its details.
    View original
  • The Capitol of Havana built in Pico Washington and like as even surpasses its height:) Five years is the restoration and closed to visit: (, but even in the strlitel'nyh Woods smltritsja grandly deserves what would it see:)
    View original
Google
  • 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?
    View original