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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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  • Unfortunately for us, the building was under scaffolding, but the place is majestic. Nice Park around and busy avenue. Enjoy the place for a drink under the arcades by listening to a Cuban band 8
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  • This building has a very nice architecture, but is currently being repaired. When we arrived on scene we see that him, however what a contrast with the other buildings in ruins nearby.
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  • How can you not ^ pass by el capitolio? We can't miss it at all it is huge and its architecture impresses. damage that it is still in the works but it takes to preserver the monument! around the greenery and small bench where we can to relax and walk. great place
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  • Beautiful building but under constructure since 2014
  • huge and gorgous
  • A exact copy of the one in Washington
  • Never been to Cuba but I over all love the history and the el capitolio which just looks like the u.s capital and the people in Cuba and how they have the best health care in the world , I wish the visit Cuba. 🇨🇺
  • Beautiful building and interesting history.