Caribbean-On-Line

Share:  


Search for
 

Travel Insurance

Get a FREE no obligation quote!





Follow Us



West Indies Maps
Tourist Islands of
the West Indies
$12.95



Get The Caribbean Travel Advisor updates via email:  

Caribbean-On-Line » Caribbean Travel Advisor » Bermuda » Cuba » Curacao » Dominican Republic » Haiti » Puerto Rico » St. Kitts » St. Lucia » UNESCO world heritage sites in the Caribbean

UNESCO world heritage sites in the Caribbean

Currently there are 851 sites worldwide recognized by UNESCO for their unique cultural, natural and historic heritage. There are 17 sites in the Caribbean:

  • Cuba - Cuba has the lion's share of UNESCO heritage sites with eight cultural and historic sites including: the colonial cities of Havana and Trinidad, as well as the Vinales Valley which has an outstanding landscape of karst or eroded limestone mountains, called mogotes. Traditional methods of agriculture, notably tobacco growing, have survived unchanged for centuries.

  • Dominican Republic - The colonial town of Santo Domingo, founded by Christopher Columbus in 1498, was laid out on a grid pattern. This became the model for planning subsequent new world cities, like Havana and San Juan.

  • Haiti - The National History Park comprising the ruins of The Citadel, San Souci and Ramiers are monuments to independence, which was declared in 1803.

  • Dominica - On this rugged and mountainous island, The Morne Trois Pitons National Park was established in 1975. It's name means "Mountain of the three peaks".

  • St Lucia - The Pitons. These dual volcanic cones are located on the southwestern coast of the island. The highest, Gros Piton looms over the town of Soufriere, and it's black sand beach.

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico - The enormous fortifications at La Forteleza and El Morro are part of the US National Historic site in Old San Juan.

  • Curacao - Founded in 1634, the city of Willemstad is the most historic in the Netherland Antilles. It features superb Dutch architecture situated along a deep water bay.

  • St. Kitts - The Brimstone Hill Fortress, called "The Gibraltar of the West Indies", stands high on a promontory overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

  • Bermuda - The Town of St George, founded in 1612, is an outstanding example of the earliest English urban settlement in the New World.

  • Belize - The longest barrier reef in the Americas



caribbean car rental finder



caribbean hotel finder

 
 




Search for

About Us | Advertising | FAQ | Feedback | Privacy Policy | © 1995 - 2014 Caribbean-On-Line