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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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Very well restored and sand-blasted - we did not go inside..

This is a beautiful structure and so well maintained - the sandblasting has restored original colors - one of the best in town and convenient to Old Havana and Parke Central.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful structure and so well maintained - the sandblasting has restored original colors - one of the best in town and convenient to Old Havana and Parke Central.

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Porrentruy, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning architecture, on both sides of the road. In front of the building is the row buildings probably most photographed in Havana.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This building was obviously inspired by the Capitol building in Washington DC. It's not as big or as impressive, which you can tell despite the scaffolding. When we visited, it was being worked on and was behind a high wall. I'm sure it will be great when finished, as the buildings in the old town which have been given some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take a walk around this building, but don't get too close. This building is currently under restoration.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Can only be seen over the top of a large fence. Do not expect to see it open until at least 2018. So not a place to add to the to do list at the present time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a good landmark that makes getting oriented in Havana easy but currently it's being renovated so you can only view it from the outside.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Heard awesome reviews about how el capitolio must be seen, once the renovations are finished. will have to go back to see that. It was really useful for orientation tho. Interesting history and the dome still looked legit in pictures from a distance, so the scaffolding was hard to see. Hopefully soon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It sure looks like it! the Capitol was under construction while I visited and I didn't go in but you can't miss this building, with central park across the street, the theater next door, and there are some perfect buildings that are very photogenic right in front of the capitol.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While my photos were a bit obstructed by the construction barriers in front and the scaffolding on the dome, you can still get a sense of the lovely architecture of this classic building. It is situated in a nice area of Havana with a lot of old hotels that have been well maintained. There is also a nice park across... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To bad it is still being renovated for 10 years new now, but still a pretty awesome building which makes you think you are in Washington.

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