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El Capitolio

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Address: Paseo de Marti, Havana 10200, Cuba
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Modeled after the U.S. Capitol, El Capitolo encompasses a planetarium and...

Modeled after the U.S. Capitol, El Capitolo encompasses a planetarium and three museums.

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Expansive with Several Things To View

Very photogenic. Besides the capital building, the ballet is next to it. The park across the street had a long lineup of 50's cars.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One can tell when this is finished it will be amazing ! It is currently under construction so it is not accessible at the moment - but it is stunning none the less.

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very photogenic. Besides the capital building, the ballet is next to it. The park across the street had a long lineup of 50's cars.

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Hawera
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a grand regal building in a beautiful location where you can walk and drive right around it. Great photographic backdrop for the colourful parade of classic cars that crawl around it. All distances in Cuba are calculated from the centre point below the dome. Was closed when we were in town.

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Medford, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

when visiting Havana make sure you take time to enjoy the wonderful Capital Building that is modeled after the Capital Building in the USA in Washington DC..It appears to be a bit larger and is under being updated and renovated..take time to walk around all sides and be sure to admire the building that surround it...if you are an American... More 

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing historic building, actually finishing the restauration... Thats the main spot were you can get clasical car tour around the havana. Would recomend getting a convertible for the best views.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is similar to our Capitol building with the exception being that this one is larger than our own. Didn't go inside, but if you find this you'll also find seemingly unlimited 50's vintage cars passing by one after another, some even appearing to be racing each other..............

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Thank kindredspirits
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restoration almost complete, El Capitolio is once again looking impressive, as are many public buildings in Havana. We weren't able to get in but this is a well-known symbol of Havana so it's worth a walk round the exterior.

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Hartsdale, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building is impossible to miss if you are touring Old Havana. It is modeled after the US Capitol bldg. and it is quite daunting especially next to the surrounding buildings and the area which is somewhat run down.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful building. It is the center, you can start from there your ride to discover Havana, in a old car is very nice, you get a good view of the city that way.

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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Centrally located, like many buildings downtown it was under renovations. It is a replica of the White House and an amazing site as you walk by it. You can take all the pictures you want but unable to view from the inside.

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