(America Records Institute - AMRI) Top Ancient and Modern Wonders of the Americas - P04 - El Capitolio: The pride of the Cuban people

27-01-2024

(worldkings.org) The National Capitol, the symbol of Cuba, is one of those elegant buildings of great architectural and historical wealth. It was declared a National Monument on 15 November 2010.

El Capitolio, or the National Capitol Building (Capitolio Nacional de La Habana), is a public edifice in Havana, the capital of Cuba. The building was commissioned by Cuban president Gerardo Machado and built from 1926 to 1929 under the direction of Eugenio Rayneri Piedra. It is located on the Paseo del Prado, Dragones, Industria, and San José streets in the exact center of Havana.

 

 

The building reaches a height of 91.73 m, which is why it can be seen from various parts of the city. Crossing the main entrance, you reach the rotunda under the dome, and at both ends, you can see the two rooms of the Hall of the Lost Steps, of an eclectic style. 

In the centre, there is a 25-carat diamond under the central needle of the dome, which marks the zero-kilometre point of the country's highways. With a height of 14.60 m is the Statue of the Republic, considered the third-tallest indoor statue in the world.

 

 

The building also houses other rooms of interest, such as the Salón Baire, which was a conference and protocol room for the House of Representatives; the Bolívar Room, which preserves its original furniture, with a refined French atmosphere from the Napoleon era; the Baraguá Room, in a neoclassical style, which was used as a work area for the secretariats of the House of Representatives; and the Salón Martí in the Italian Renaissance style, which serves as a prelude to the library. Both locals and visitors to Havana admire the Capitol, which has become a must-see attraction.

According to .granhotelbristol.com. en.wikipedia. Source of photos: internet 

 

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