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Closed on Monday, but exterior is worth a photostop

We were disappointed that the capital building was closed on the Monday of our cruise ship visit to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
retireeVancouver
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Amazing building

You did not expect to find a building with these characteristics in Havana. It is well preserve and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Modeled after the U.S. Capitol, El Capitolo encompasses a planetarium and three museums.
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Paseo de Marti, Havana 10200, Cuba
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Magnificent architecture. Grand building.... being cleaned and parts being restored. Will be outstanding when completed.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were disappointed that the capital building was closed on the Monday of our cruise ship visit to Havana, despite web information saying it was open daily to 10pm. However we did get a close up view of the 3 beautiful bas-relief entry doors after...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a massive building. The dome is still under restoration, but that does not take away from how impressive it is.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular. A must see from directly outside. Regal, powerful and magnificent. An incredible structure.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visually striking inside and out, this is more an edifice than a government building. Another sparkling monument to the revolution, it is worth a visit for the architectural details alone.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This copy of the US Capitol building (scaled down) is awesome. The building is very well maintained (for Cuba) and only a tour will open corridors to see the beautiful marble floors and ceilings, the upholstered furniture, the meeting rooms, the first Parliament room. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building is great to walk up to. Unlike the USA Capital, it feels like you can walk all around without having an issue. Very beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This building is very impressive and fascinating. The size of it besots...Visit it if you are in Havana!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You did not expect to find a building with these characteristics in Havana. It is well preserve and looks magnificent.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Capitolo of Havana is extraordinary. You must take a guided tour to see the inside. Tours are available on English and Spanish and the cost is 10 CUC per person and El Capitolo is open on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10:00 AM to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Carole H
January 21, 2019|
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Response from Sirenita123 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure that you will be able to unfortunately. You could ask but Havana is not wheelchair friendly. I could t even suggest you use the roads as there are so many “potholes”. Good luck.
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SpikeH61
March 20, 2018|
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Response from RossD_13 | Reviewed this property |
It was closed for for renovations when I was there in December 2017 so I am unable to advise you as no visiting hours were being displayed at that time
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January 17, 2017|
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Rachel B
Tours of Havana (0 Replies)
My husband & I are going to Havana, Cuba for the first time to celebrate a big birthday, so we hope it will be a rather special/memorable trip. It will be a 'city break' of just 5 days (inc. one day in Vinales), so we really want to make the most of our time. We are staying in an apt. in Old Havana; normally when travelling we love walking & independently exploring. However, a close friend has recommended a good local guide, who could help us to become better oriented, to more effectively use...More
January 17, 2017|
Adam S
London
Cuban central bank and parliament (4 Replies)
Hi, Does anyone know where the central bank (Banco Central de Cuba) is based? I presume it is in Havana but I cannot find an address anywhere. Also, do you know whether the national assembly is meeting in El Capitolio again or whether they are still meeting in another venue? If so do you know where that other venue is? Someone told me in the western suburbs but again, I cannot get an address anywhere. Many thanks, Adam Strudwick
October 28, 2014|
Response fromGordonRVilnius|
Lot's of Government Offices around Revolution Square.... including Office of President. Capitolio didn't look as if it was going to be open again anytime this century :) Cuba's gold is stored in the basement somewhere.... not sure if it's public knowledge so better not say :)
johnsE1393MJ
Anyone stay at Coabana Hostal in Old Havana by El Capitolio? (3 Replies)
It is listed on AirBNB but has only one review and no reviews on TripAdvisor. Looks really great, but I am hesitating because I don't know if the single review is real or not! Thoughts?
December 08, 2015|
Response fromBruna B|
Hey, you stayed at this hostal? I'm having the same second thoughts as you. Would be nice some review.