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.
It was the inhabitants of 19th century Havana, motivated perhaps by the origins of all around them, who erected this
shrine with a bust of Christopher Columbus and three paintings by Juan Bautista Vermay. The monument marks the exact ...
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 ...