Historical & Cultural Landmarks in the Caribbean

Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological Sites, Nelson's Dockyard National Park (Antigua and Barbuda)

The Antigua Naval Dockyard and 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.

Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the Southeast of Cuba World Heritage Site

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.

Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbor, Curaçao: World Heritage Site

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.

National History Park - Citadel, Sans-Souci, Ramiers World Heritage Site (Haiti)

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.