Built in 1929 to house the island's Senate and House of Representatives, National Capitol Building and with a dome that ... More
Built in 1929 to house the island's Senate and House of Representatives, National Capitol Building and with a dome that dominates the Havana skyline, this building looks rather similar to the Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Inside there is a statue of La Republica, the biggest indoor bronze effigy in the world. There is also an enormous and historic gallery called the Salón de los Pasos Perdidos (The Hall of Lost Steps); a 25-carat diamond that marks the exact centre of the city; and the headquarters of the Cuban Natural History housing the country's largest natural history collection.
Yeah we know,"an exact replica of the one in Washington but NOT !!!NOT !!
This building is so accesible to everyone from the sidewalk.It is huge yet never intrusive.The dome is remiscent of the Pantheon in Paris and the Italian Zanetti´s statue of the Republic are awesome.The marble floors,walls and courtyards with lush vegetation and Palladian friezes hint more of a Latin concoction,nothing Anglo-Saxon in the design really.
Exterior of Vermont granite(?) and cost over 20,000,000 USD to complete in 1929.Financed by Chase Manhattan Bank if I am not mistaken.
Supposed huge diamond under dome is real,I think it is like 25K. or something but I believe that the real diamond disappered a long time ago,that´s communism.
A distinctive 40s atmosphere is the main attraction of this bar, with its wooden panels and plant boxes that separate
it from the street, and a hard, polished bar that completely fills the back of the main saloon. The ...
Although it begins in the old quarter, the Malecón is, above all, the face of 1950s Havana; a city striving
to match the great capitals of America. Whether in the bay area, with a view of the Castillo de ...
Coppelia takes up almost an entire block in the Vedado district, on a corner right in the centre of this
popular zone. There are outdoor tables surrounded by gardens, as well as seating areas in a central building, with ...
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