Historic Landmark

Old Havana and its Fortification System (Cuba) LAC Geo Editor Fri, 01/26/2018 - 16:13
Havana was founded in 1519 by the Spanish. By the 17th century, it had become one of the Caribbean's main centers for shipbuilding. Today, its old center retains an interesting mix of Baroque and neoclassical monuments, and a homogeneous ensemble of private houses with arcades, balconies, wrought-iron gates and internal courtyards.
Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbor (Curaçao) LAC Geo Editor Mon, 07/31/2017 - 15:24
The people of the Netherlands established a trading settlement at a fine natural harbor on the island of Curaçao in 1634. The architecture of Willemstad has been influenced not only by Dutch colonial concepts but also by the tropical climate and architectural styles from towns throughout the Caribbean region.
La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site (Puerto Rico) LAC Geo Editor Sat, 07/29/2017 - 13:57

The Spanish system of fortifications in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is the oldest European construction in the United States and one of the oldest in the New World. These fortifications guarded the entrance to San Juan Bay, helped the Spanish maintain sovereignty over Puerto Rico, and protected Spanish commerce in the Caribbean basin.

Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological Sites LAC Geo Editor Wed, 07/26/2017 - 16:33

The Antigua Naval Dockyard and its Related Archaeological Sites consists of a group of Georgian Naval structures, set within a walled enclosure, built at a time when European nations were battling for supremacy of the seas to obtain control over the lucrative sugar-producing islands of the Eastern Caribbean.

Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru)

Qhapaq Ñan is an extensive Inca communication, trade and defense network of roads, covering more than 18,000 miles through one of the world’s most extreme geographical terrains, linking the snowcapped peaks of the Andes to the coast — running through hot rainforests, fertile valleys and absolute deserts.