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A visit to the Capitolio is one of the things that every tourist puts in the program of a trip to Havana. I would also like to visit the interior, but for 5 years it is undergoing restoration, so in my travels I have never enjoyed this opportunity. The perspective that I show is almost a metaphor, everyone goes towards the goal and then finds out that we must be content to see it from the outside as in the advertising of Havana Club rum or MSC cruises.
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.The project began on April 1926, during the Gerardo Machado administration. Construction was overseen by the U.S. firm of Purdy and Henderson. Prior to the Cuban Revolution of 1959, the Cuban Congress was housed in the building. When the Congress was abolished and disbanded following the Cuban Revolution in 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 use once again as the home of Cuba's National Assembly.

IL MIRAGGIO DEL CAPITOLIO

Una visita al Capitolio è una delle cose che ogni turista mette nel programma di un viaggio all'Havana. Piacerebbe molto anche a me visitarne gli interni, ma da 5 anni è in fase di restauro, per cui nei miei viaggi non ho mai goduto di questa opportunita'. La prospettiva che mostro è quasi una metafora, tutti vanno verso la meta per poi scoprire che bisognerà accontentarsi di vederlo dall'esterno come nella pubblicita' del rum Havana Club o della MSC crociere. Info su wikipedia.

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