Cuba's iconic Capitolio gets a facelift
14 September 2013 Last updated at 00:55 BST
Cuba's vast Capitolio, one of the most iconic buildings in Havana, is getting a multi-million dollar facelift.
Once seen as a symbol of bourgeois excess, it will become home to Cuba's Communist parliament.
Earlier this year President Raul Castro announced that the National Assembly would move there.
Sarah Rainsford reports.