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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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  • This is a copy of the Capitol in Washington. Cubans taxi drivers explain that it is the Americans who have copied them, but examination of the dates show the opposite is true. It's an impressive neoclassical building, encased in scaffolding currently
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  • From Italian I tell you how we are the top monuments, in a round of Havana is mandatory to pass in front of ... and is more than enough ...
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  • So disappointed it is still being renovated, apparently now won't be open until 2018 (sometime). However, the scaffolding and fences can't hide what will be a magnificent building and eventual home to...  more »
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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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