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National Capitol Building

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Tips from locals

Lazarus
Lazarus
October 24, 2019
El Capitolio, or Cuba’s Capitol Building, was built in 1929 and based off of the US Capitol in Washington DC. It has been closed to the public for the last 8 years for a big restoration project — but just recently re-opened. Previously used as the Ministry of Science & Technology, the newly…
Maggie & Tony
Maggie & Tony
March 12, 2019
The structure displays a blend of Neoclassical and Art Nouveau styles and was the seat of government until 1959, after the Cuban Revolution. Currently, it's undergoing a major restoration to prepare it as the new home for Cuba's Communist parliament. However, it remains a striking landmark for those…
Pedro Francisco
Pedro Francisco
June 22, 2018
The incomparable Capitolio Nacional is Havana's most ambitious and grandiose building, constructed after the post-WWI sugar boom ('Dance of the Millions') gifted the Cuban government a seemingly bottomless treasure box of sugar money. Similar to the Washington, DC Capitol Building, but (marginally)…
Pedro
Pedro
November 27, 2017
THE NEXT CUBAN Tì"WHITE HOUSE"
José Y Marta
José Y Marta
July 06, 2017
One of the most iconic building of the city

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Cocktail Bar
“ Was very popular in the 40's and 50's, this place attracted notable people from all over the world. Artists, intellectuals and politicians left testimony of their visit on the unmistakable celestial walls. That is how today this tradition is maintained and its walls are full of graffiti, photos, objects and memories.”
  • 179 locals recommend
History Museum
“Castillo de la epoca colonial, hoy en dia es un museo, puedes entrar y visitarlo, bueno para fotos, tiene bella vista de la bahia de La Habana. Castle of the colonial era, nowadays it is a museum, you can enter and visit it, good for photos, it has a beautiful view of the bay of Havana.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Museum
“The Museum of the Revolution is located in the Old Havana section of Havana, Cuba. The museum is housed in what was the Presidential Palace of all Cuban presidents from Mario García Menocal to Fulgencio Batista. It became the Museum of the Revolution during the years following the Cuban Revolution”
  • 148 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
“Ernest Hemingway lived outside Havana for twenty years, and naturally got much of the inspiration for his novels from the city—more specifically, from its bars. El Floridita, Dos Hermanos and La Bodeguita del Medio were Hemingway’s favorite bars when he lived there, and today they can be visited just like any other bar. Watch out though, as a few of them have turned into tourist traps. La Bodeguita was my favorite Hemingway-approved watering hole and still retains much of the subdued, authentic atmosphere you’d expect Hemingway probably loved. They have live salsa music, and also make a mean mojito, which never hurts.”
  • 197 locals recommend
Castle
“El Morro Castle, otherwise known as “Castillo del Morro”, is a great starting point once you arrive in Havana. It’s situated on top of a rocky promontory at the entrance of Havana’s bay—it can’t be missed! It’s a massive fort with an equally impressive history. The castle was built starting in 1590 to protect Havana against military attacks, and also served as a watch post to keep an eye out for enemies (like pirates!). It is composed of 3 bastions linked by curtain walls, casemented barracks and also houses cisterns, a chapel, officer’s quarters, a wine cellar, stables, and dungeons. Today, El Morro Castle is used as a museum and can be visited for a small fee. Its fantastic views make it a great first stop, a short taxi ride from the city center”
  • 151 locals recommend
Location
La Habana, La Habana 10200