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El Capitolio

Paseo de Marti, Havana 10200, Cuba
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Worth a walk by

This building have been having renovations that are taking forever. I think the scaffolding has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Like the US Capitol but BIGGER!

We only drove by and took took some pictures, but the building is impressive and it has a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Modeled after the U.S. Capitol, El Capitolo encompasses a planetarium and three museums.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Paseo de Marti, Havana 10200, Cuba
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This building have been having renovations that are taking forever. I think the scaffolding has been up around the bell for at least 4 years. It looks like they are about half finished but I am not sure if tourists are allowed in yet.

Thank SooSteelers
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only drove by and took took some pictures, but the building is impressive and it has a future.The building is similar to the US Capital Building and was constructed in the 1920s. It was the home of the Cuban Congress until the revolution in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

looking great outside, this is a very impressive buliding and a landmark of Havana, you can see many old cars around

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was closed down as a house for the elected representatives after the1959 revolution but is being refurbished and the plans are for it to be used again. No visitors allowed inside during the refurbishment but the building is pretty and impressive.

Thank Samosababa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Capitolio looks like a smaller version of the US Capitol building in Washington DC. Very interesting architecture from the outside. I walked passed it on a Sunday and have no idea if the public is allowed in, or if tours are offered. Easy to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must take a tour where you also drive by the old Capitol building. So much history here to learn about. The building was under renovation when we were here but does not block to view of the greatness of the structure. Also, cool to...More

Thank thesteevesgroup
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Adds so much to the charm and excitement of Old Havana. You can get there by walking 15 minutes from where the cruiseship docks. Its very large and beautiful building well worth seeing. We saw it several times during our three trips to Havana.

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I only viewed the exterior of the El Capitolio; it was under repair in areas, but still stunning. Having said that, I could only think of the history held within the walls ... the entire purpose of visiting such a stunning country.

Thank troybrost
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Ironically, given the long-standing hostility between the United States and Cuba, the Capitol building in Cuba is intended to look like the Capitol building in the United States! The building in Havana is under renovation now with scaffolding all around it, so at the moment,...More

Thank Bookworm2002
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Was being refurbished while I was there, but still a beautiful building! Some of my favorite buildings in Havana were across the street, so the whole block was the perfect area to stop in for an espresso and to take some pictures (look out for...More

1  Thank Lauren W
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