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The Capitolio

Paseo de Marti (Prado), Havana, Cuba
53 7 862 6536
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Ranked #23 of 113 Attractions in Havana
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Modeled after the U.S. Capitol, El Capitolo encompasses a planetarium and three museums.
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

There's no mistaking this building as the seat of power. Impressive frontage with a large dome atop, currently scaffolded for restoration. Like a Minh congress building. Nice parks and other impressive building around it

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is one of those places where tourist seem to gather. Its a nice open area with a wide busy road. Busy roads attract taxis of all shapes and sizes and tourist can get pestered by the constant badgering, but easy to ignore. Its also a place for beggars and con men and women so caution is called for (yes... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We only saw this building from the outside as it's encircled by metal fences due to renovation. Unfortunately, the dome at the top of the building is covered in sheeting/netting and scaffolding so it spoils most of the pictures too. I'm not sure what the inside would of been like but we would of looked round had it of been... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Was unfortunately, being refurbished while we visited, and wasn't able to go inside and see, but it is an impressive building, surrounded by green avenues, old buildings and American cars, and the partagas cigar factory is just behind, what more can you ask!!!

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Greenock, Scotland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Built after the model of the USA capitol in Washington DC, it shares many of its architectural features. Dome is currently eclosed in scaffolding for refurb, so no entry at the moment.

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Melbourne, Australia
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516 reviews 516 reviews
297 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

All buildings here seemed crumbled, run down or covered in scaffolds. This is a grand building but so much construction work on and around it. A real shame. Everything takes more than a lifetime to fix.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

An impressive building, a replica to the American one. When we visited it was being restored. Now, it operates as a museum.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A must see building ,similar to capital building in America ,it has been restored so its good to see important buildings being looked after .Good example of 1900 s architecture

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Havana, Cuba
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Built between 1926 and 1929, a time record, during President Gerardo Machado Goverment (who later became a right wing dictator), this building is not exactly a copy of the Washington notable House of Representatives. Certainly, they have the same fonction (in Cuba, after restoration, it will be used with the same aim), but, for instance, the Havana Capitol has interior... More

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Kent, UK
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Great to see such classic architecture - shame about all the scaffold when we visited but it will no doubt look magnificent when the repairs are completed.

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