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 ...
This is an obligatory stop off for anyone who wants a true taste of Havana nightlife. The cabaret show offers
an unrivaled spectacle of lights, costumes and entertainment. Nightly presentations are held on an open air stage where thousands ...
This gallery, found to one side of the Plaza de Armas , is set apart from the Ruben Martínez Villena
Public Library, although it is under the same administration. Formed by arcades and glass panels, it is considered to ...
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