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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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Communism meets the prominent symbol of capitalism

This building, which was closed due to extensive renovatioin, was the seat of government in the late '20s comissioned by the dictator Geraldo Machado and modeled on the US Capital... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This building, which was closed due to extensive renovatioin, was the seat of government in the late '20s comissioned by the dictator Geraldo Machado and modeled on the US Capital building in Washington and the Pantheon in Paris. It was built between 1926 and 1929 and remained the seat until the revolution. Beautiful building.

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High Wycombe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Currently undergoing renovation that will soon be complete. No access to the interior at present but that will change shortly. Amazing looking building modelled on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very impressive from outside . Like in US. Nice copy. Now under renovation. Looks amazing. Worth seeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very impressive yet, I was quite annoyed because I did not know that this building is closed to the public for many years now.

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Vienna, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The El Capitolio is obviously patterned after the Washington DC Capitol. It is under renovation and covered in scaffolding (which it has been for the last four years.) It is still worth a look see from the outside. Very nice building.

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Miami
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this is my 3rd time to visit the capitolio and is in repairs, you may not take good pictures there. Not accessible. also the views in front of this place are ugly old building no well maintained.

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, the Capital is currently under renovations and so there's not much to see or take pictures of due to all the scaffolding on the exterior.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

under construction, so we did not go inside and tour around, but this is a pretty impressive building and will look even better when the supporting structures are removed!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As this is written the Capitol of Havana is under restauration - so not much to see for an eager tourist. But it's beautiful, impressive - and it's said to be a little larger than the Capitol of the United Steaks.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The capital building looks like the one in Washington DC they are restoring it and it will look clean and sparkling

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