El Capitolio, or National Capitol Building in Havana, Cuba, was the organization of government in Cuba until after the Cuban Revolution in 1959, and is now home to the Cuban Academy of Sciences. "El Capitolio" has a size of 681 by 300 ft. Its design is compared to that of the United States Capitol, but is not a replica of it. Completed in 1929, it was the tallest building in Havana until the 1950s and houses the world's third largest indoor statue. It is considered one of Havana’s most popular tourist attractions. The main floor is open to the public where visitors can admire the huge statue named “the Statue of the Republic”. The Capitol Building is only open Monday to Friday with limited times in the afternoon, please visit their website before going.
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