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El Capitolio: Ten fun facts about Havana's most photographed building)

Classic images of Havana usually involve vintage North American cars driving along old backstreets, perhaps with a musical instrument or someone smoking a cigar in the background. If the photographer or the artist decides to choose an iconic building to feature in the backdrop, they usually go for El Capitolio. Its enormous dome is iconic, marking the Havana skyline like St Paul’s Cathedral marks London or St Peter’s Basilica marks Rome.

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El Capitolio: Ten fun facts about Havana's most photographed building
Ten fun facts about Cristo de La Habana
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Ten fun facts about Cristo de La Habana

When it comes to colossal outdoor statues of Jesus Christ, Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer is often the first one that springs to mind. But Havana’s own version, "Cristo de La Habana" (literally: "Christ of Havana"), is not to be missed. In fact, when you are visiting Havana it is nearly impossible to miss it, as it stands majestically on the hilltop looking down upon the city from across the bay.

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The Best Selfie Spots In Havana: Our Top 10!
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The Best Selfie Spots In Havana: Our Top 10!

Attention selfie fans! We’ve searched all over Havana to make this quick guide for all our snap-happy travellers out there. Here you’ll find the top ten spots our dedicated team of local representatives recommend for those unforgettable holiday pictures

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