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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 attractive government building modelled on the White House in Washington DC. There was no internal access so only available for viewing externally but wrth a look.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Hampshire, England
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Bethalto, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

El Capitolio was the seat of government in Cuba until after the Cuban Revolution. The building is currently being worked on, but is still significant.

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Hampshire, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very attractive government building modelled on the White House in Washington DC. There was no internal access so only available for viewing externally but wrth a look.

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Bexley, Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Sadly, when we visited (mid May 2017) the Capital Building was still being refurbished so you couldn't enter the building or grounds The hugely impress facade though really is a centre piece of the city and will no doubt feature as a brilliant back drop to photos of old 1950's American cars... of which there are an amazing amount! I... More 

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California, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped really quickly to take pictures and our driver said this is a replica of the Capitol building in DC. Sure did look like it! Good restaurant across the street... Los Nardos.

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Roslyn, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately when I traveled to Havana the Capital was closed for renovations. There was a fence around the property so you could not go inside. However, you can still check out the huge building. It is worth stopping by.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I personally like it it's without doubts one of the most beautiful spots you can see in Havana...now it's hies through reconstruction.

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a beautiful piece of architercture modeled after the U.S. Capital in Washington D.C. They are currently doing maitenace on the dome.

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Nova Scotia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in Central Havana. The building is under construction, so you can't go inside. We were in the building a few years ago, it very nice. The restoration work should be completed soon. I hope!

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Wilmington
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a little surreal since it's a replica of the US Capitol in Washington DC. They were doing a large-scale renovation to the outside when we were there but you could still appreciate the architecture. Very impressive and in an interesting part of town.

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Warren, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

But there are no tours or entrance to visitors. It's interesting to see. It would be nice if we could have entered.

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