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El Capitolio

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Address: Paseo de Marti, Havana 10200, Cuba
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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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The Capitol can only be seen from the outside. It is supposed to be a replica of the white house and is still under maintenance (they tried to get it ready for the visit of Obama... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I don't think this is open to the public and it is going under extensive restoration at the moment including the surrounding area so maybe if you are visiting in the Autumn you maybe ok but at the moment it's a giant building site.

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Fethiye, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

El Capitolio is in a very central location. The building is the same of White House but a few meters higher which most of the Cubans are proud of. It was under restoration so that we could not find a chance to enter but it was about to finish.Behind El Capitolio you can find The Partagas Cigar Shop and in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Capitol can only be seen from the outside. It is supposed to be a replica of the white house and is still under maintenance (they tried to get it ready for the visit of Obama but couldn't) due to things being stolen and sold to the black market (that's how Cuban people live, from the black market). The two... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 633 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great building! it's of course modeled after the US capitol building, its very very close to it for sure. It could use a little remodeling I'm sure.

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Columbus, Ohio, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We couldn't get over how much the Cuban Capital building looks like the Capitol in Washington DC. The DC one is in better shape, but the Cuban Government must have realized the impoirtance of the building and is refurbishing it. The government has a lot of work to do throughout Havana - so many of the buildings need top be... More 

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Rhondda Cynon Taff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Currently closed for restoration (March 2017) Magnificent building which can be seen from many vantage points around Havana including from the sea when approaching by ship. Wish I could have viewed inside and its splendour.

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Eugene
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The capitolo was closed when we were there, which is why the three stars, we couldn't go inside. The outside is worth seeing on its own however and is near a central park in Habana.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So disappointed it is still being renovated, apparently now won't be open until 2018 (sometime). However, the scaffolding and fences can't hide what will be a magnificent building and eventual home to the Cuban government. The building looks very like the Washington DC capital building, but we were told this one is taller!.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In over 3 years this very accurate copy of the Capitol in Washington was built by 5000 persons. Now under major renovation but a must see for all visitors.

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Capital is beautiful but is under construction right now so we did not get to see much of it. Also, be aware that there are men around here who claim there is a "Cigar Festival, one day only!" and will lead you behind the Capital into a room where they seem to sell legit cigars at a fraction of... More 

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