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Address: Paseo de Marti, Havana 10200, Cuba
Description: 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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Interesting Capitol but there are alot of restoration

It worth to visit there not only the Capitol but there is alot of old vintage cars. There were alot a really good dirt cheap 8 CUP hamburger across from the Captiol and next to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Looks like Capitol hill in Washington. Looks good from a distance. Not possible to visit at the moment as it is being renovated

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We have stayed in the beautiful hotel Iberostar Parque so we could see el Capitolio from the hotel top terrace, what a stunning view, fantastic for the picture opportunity! But when we walked down closer to the building we were a bit disappointed:( at the moment the building is going under refurbishment project so the scaffolding is all around and... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It worth to visit there not only the Capitol but there is alot of old vintage cars. There were alot a really good dirt cheap 8 CUP hamburger across from the Captiol and next to Payrex.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Beautiful building, kind of contrasts to the rest of the crumbling city, and it's still under constant construction. Worth checking out though

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a beautiful building but at present they are still working on it and you cant go inside.. But is still stunning .. especially at night. It looks amazing as the sun goes down I the distance.. Just for info .. in the street behind it there is an old yard full of amazing old locomotives engines, bits of... More 

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Midlands, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

El Capitolio is a must see. Unfortunately, you can't go inside at the moment because of renovation work but still it is a landmark building both architecturally and historically. Apparently, once work is complete, it will once again become the seat of government in Cuba - fascinating in itself and perhaps indicative of change ahead. The whole area around El... More 

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Gateshead, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

It was one of the main sights we wanted to see and were a little disappointed that when we were there in April we couldn't go inside due to the refurbishment works, but at least the fact that this place and other landmarks in Havana are being refurbished is perhaps a positive sign of the rule by Raul Castro. Whether... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A stunning piece of architecture which is currently under repairs and very reminiscent of many government buildings across the world. It's hard to miss this building when in Havana, especially since the dome peeks out to stare at you from many of the narrow streets of Old Havana.

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Guildford, Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Easily seen while walking around the city where it must be one of the most important landmarks. The building itself is very impresive but still undergoing some renovation so not completely open to the public inside.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Similar to the U.S. Capitol building but as the people in Habana will tell you, its a few inches taller. We passed by it on a walk through the city but did not get to enter as it was under construction.

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Address: Paseo de Marti, Havana 10200, Cuba
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana

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