El Capitolio

El Capitolio

El Capitolio, or National Capitol Building in Havana, Cuba, was the seat of government in Cuba until the Cuban Revolution in 1959, and is now home to the Cuban Academy of Sciences. Prior to the Revolution, the Cuban Congress was housed in the building. When the Congress was abolished and disbanded after 1959, the building lost its purpose as the House of the People. Later, it ended up as the headquarters of the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment. As of 2013, the Government of Cuba is restoring the building for using it once again as the home of Cuba’s National Assembly.

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Plaza de la Revolución

Plaza de la Revolución

The Plaza de la Revolución is a public square in the city of Havana. Located in the homonymous municipality, the square measures 72,000 square meters. It was first constructed in times of president Fulgencio Batista, and was originally called Plaza Cívica (CIvic Square).

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La Catedral

La Catedral

The Catedral de la Virgen María de la Concepción Inmaculada de La Habana is a Catholic temple located in the heart of Old Havana. In 1982, it was declared World Heritage by UNESCO. It is the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Havana.

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