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Address: Prado, 422, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: +53 7 8637861
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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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Nice city, not so much turists

rom urban point of view it's really nice city. I was little bit surprised because there were only "a several" peaople here in the city. It was not so hard to go anywhere because... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Built at the end of the twenties by a dictator whose name we don't even wanted to catch. A copy, no less, of the American Capitol in DC, but with its 92 m high dome just a little bit higher. Ha. If only to say this is the easiest landmark to find your way back, coming from the old centre,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

rom urban point of view it's really nice city. I was little bit surprised because there were only "a several" peaople here in the city. It was not so hard to go anywhere because of long queues and also the streets were "airy". In front of the Capitolio you can see a lot of old "carros americanos" :) It was... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Since 2011 I have been going to Havana and during these 4 years I have always wanted to visit The Capitolio. I'm told it's an impressive building. It certainly is from the outside. But since I've been going it has always been closed for renovations. Here's an idea...how about renovating one section at a time so that tourists could at... More 

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Essex, England
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A magnificent building to see, but unfortunately for us it was closed for restoration at the time of our visit. Makes for some brilliant photos though with the classic cars going by

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We never went inside as it was still undergoing renovations. it certainly has an impressive exterior and I am sure it is worth while a look on the outside. It may open up one day but don't hold your breath.

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Toronto
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Our first time visiting the Capitolio was 2009 and the building was closed because it was under construction but we were able to climb up the front stairs. We came back in 2015 and the building is still under construction. This time we couldn't even go near the building. It is all boarded up at the foot of the building... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

no access at present due to repairs and refurbishment. It is apparent that this will be well worth a visit when the work is complete

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A very impressive landmark under restoration, classic roman-greek architecture(?), huge pillars, sweeping steps, once beautiful stone and marble being restored.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We were able to see it from the outside but entry has been prohitbed for some time. We were told that in a year or two it may reopen again and definitely would be worth a visit. All the same, it is an astounding presence in old havana and with the old cars close by, it makes it a great... More 

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Regina, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have been to Habana 4 times in the last 5 years and the Capitolio has always been closed for renovations. While it looks like some progress is being made-- scaffolding is now around the dome-- I think I'll wait 5 years before trying to see it. Maybe the renovations will be done then!

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