Capitol Building, Havana, Cuba


Carol M. Highsmith

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The Havana Capitol is known as El Capitolio. Built from April 1, 1926-1929, the building costs 17 million Pesos and is bigger than the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The Capitol houses treasures such as the statue that represents the Republic, which was made by Italian artist Angelo Zanelli and is considered the world’s third largest sculpture indoors. After the triumph of the Revolution in 1959, the Capitol became the headquarters of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba and then became the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment.

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