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.
Occupying a large part of the Cathedral Square with its tables and sunshades, this bar has become one of the
most popular open air spaces in the city, where customers often get up and dance to the sound of ...
In this moderately priced establishment there is not a great variety to choose from, but there are some interesting meat
dishes, stuffed with fruit, olives and ham, among other ingredients. Indoors, the dining room has dark glass walls, a ...
Almost on the southern edge of the capital, in the El Rincón neighbourhood, is this church located next to an
old Leprosy Hospital. A mass pilgrimage takes place here each year on December 17th (Saint Lazarus' day), when the ...