Havana was founded in 1519 by the Spanish. By the 17th century, it had become one of the Caribbean's main centres for ship-building.

Although it is today a sprawling metropolis of 2 million inhabitants, its old centre 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.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

11 sites in this World Heritage

  • Old Havana
  • Castillo de Los Tres Reyes del Morro
  • Fortaleza San Carlos de la Cabaña
  • Hornabeque de San Diego. Fuerte No 4
  • Fuerte No 1
  • Torreón de San Lázaro
  • Santa Dorotea de Luna de La Chorrera
  • Castillo de Cojímar
  • Polvorín de San Antonio
  • Castillo de Atarés
  • Castillo del Príncipe

Old Havana

Castillo de Los Tres Reyes del Morro

Fortaleza San Carlos de la Cabaña

Hornabeque de San Diego. Fuerte No 4

Fuerte No 1

Torreón de San Lázaro

Santa Dorotea de Luna de La Chorrera

Castillo de Cojímar

Polvorín de San Antonio

Castillo de Atarés

Castillo del Príncipe

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DATA

Region
Latin America and the Caribbean
Country
Cuba 
Category
Cultural
Name
Old Havana and its Fortification System
Selection Criteria (?)
(iv)(v)
Year of Registered
1982
Keyword
Fort and Fortress, Registered in 1982