Historical & Cultural Landmarks in the Caribbean

Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the Southeast of Cuba World Heritage Site Editor Wed, 12/05/2018 - 15:07
The remains of the 19th-century coffee plantations in the foothills of the Sierra Maestra are unique evidence of a pioneer form of agriculture in a difficult terrain. They throw considerable light on the economic, social and technological history of the Caribbean and Latin American region.
Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park (Saint Kitts and Nevis) Editor Sun, 10/21/2018 - 14:58
Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is an outstanding, well-preserved example of 17th- and 18th-century military architecture in a Caribbean context. Designed by the British and built by African slave labor, the fortress is testimony to European colonial expansion.
Colonial City of Santo Domingo World Heritage Site (Dominican Republic) Editor Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:25
After Christopher Columbus's arrival on the island in 1492, Santo Domingo became the site of the first cathedral, hospital, customs house and university in the Americas. This colonial town, founded in 1498, was laid out on a grid pattern that became the model for almost all town planners in the New World.
Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbor, Curaçao: World Heritage Site Editor Thu, 01/03/2019 - 20:06
The people of the Netherlands established a trading settlement at a 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.
Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison World Heritage Site (Barbados) Editor Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:55
Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison was the focus of trade-based English expansion in the Americas and was one of the earliest established towns with a fortified port in the Caribbean network of military and maritime-mercantile outposts of the British Atlantic.
Historic Center of Camagüey World Heritage Site (Cuba) Editor Tue, 11/13/2018 - 20:42
The Historic Center of Camagüey World Heritage site constitutes an outstanding urban architectural type in Latin America, featured by its irregular urban layout that produced an unusual system of squares, minor squares, serpentine streets, alleys, urban blocks and plots system.
La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico World Heritage Site Editor Fri, 08/24/2018 - 18:26
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 and protected Spanish commerce in the Caribbean basin.
National History Park - Citadel, Sans-Souci, Ramiers World Heritage Site (Haiti) Editor Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:22
These Haitian monuments date from the beginning of the 19th century, when Haiti proclaimed its independence. The Palace of Sans Souci, the buildings at Ramiers and the Citadel serve as universal symbols of liberty, being the first monuments to be constructed by black slaves who had gained their freedom.
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve (US Virgin Islands) Editor Mon, 07/29/2019 - 20:15
Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve is located on the island of St. Croix. The protected area preserves upland watersheds, mangrove forests and marine environments. It also contains the the only known site where a Columbus expedition set foot on what is now U.S. territory.