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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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Lovely replica of the Capitolio in the US, great place but it is really dark at night time. Havana is safe though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Connecticut
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful with pedestrian walkway in front of the building and the theater right next door...the Capitol

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New Brunswick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a mandatory stop for every tour bus that visits Havana because it once was the seat of government in Cuba. It is a nice old, but not very old, building supposedly built in the style of the USA capitol building in Washington, DC. The government charges to see inside so most visitors stay outside and complain about all... More 

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england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This looks an impressive building and would give some great photo opportunities. Unfortunately at the time of my visit it was undergoing major works.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did not go inside. The outside of the building is just gorgeous. It is well cared for which is rare in Cuba. Many buildings need major work. Our guide gave us the interesting history. It is very busy outside of the building as so many people were walking around the area.

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being in Havana you just can't miss this one. It looks just like the One in Washington. I's also a nice spot to take few pictures.

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Unionville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A surprisingly larger scale replica of the US Capitol. Was still under renovations when I was there but still majestic and a must see if you are in the city.

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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The title about sums it up. It looks like, and was designed as, a miniature U.S. capital. next to it is a beautiful theater and diagonally across from the city's shabby Central Park.

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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Capitolio looks amazing, and the dome is still under construction. I just am not sure why it has been done at a cost of, l believe to be 19 million dollars when the money could have been better spent on the people

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely replica of the Capitolio in the US, great place but it is really dark at night time. Havana is safe though.

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London, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting walk around the Capitol Building, which is a smaller replica of that in Washington, USA. On this visit the whole area was closed of as the building and park areas around are being given a major renovation.

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