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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