UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Cienfuegos

UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Cienfuegos

The urban historic centre of the amazing city of Cienfuegos was inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 2005. The historic city centre is considered the most spectacular example of the 19th century urban planning of the early Spanish Enlightenment. If you would like to find out more about the architecture of Cienfuegos and its visitor attractions, I suggest you to read the following article. I will present you the history of the city and the best tourist attractions of th... [ read more ]

Cuba’s natural World Heritage Sites

Cuba’s natural World Heritage Sites

Cuba is a spectacular Caribbean country which is a major tourist destination. There are dozens of sites which make this country so attractive for visitors. Cuba is home to nine sites which were inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. In the following article I will present you Cuba’s natural World Heritage Sites which are with no doubt must-see attractions of the country. These amazing sites are the following: Alejandro de Humboldt National Park, the Viñales Valley, the ... [ read more ]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites: San Pedro de la Roca and Santiago de Cuba

UNESCO World Heritage Sites: San Pedro de la Roca and Santiago de Cuba

Nine astonishing cultural and natural sites are inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in Cuba. In some of the previous articles I have already presented you several sites. The following article will include the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of San Pedro de la Roca and Santiago de Cuba. The first one is actually a famous fortification while Santiago de Cuba is a popular city. The site of these two prestigious tourist destinations also includes the nearby Baconao Park. It is a... [ read more ]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Trinidad and the Valle de los Ingenios

UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Trinidad and the Valle de los Ingenios

Cuba is home to nine breathtaking World Heritage Sites spread all over the country. In the following article I will present you the town of Trinidad and the Valle de los Ingenios which represent a complex of World Heritage Site. Trinidad and the adjacent Valle de los Ingenios can be found in the central part of Cuba. This spectacular site is a very popular tourist destination within the country. It was inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 1988. Both the town of Trinida... [ read more ]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Old Havana and its fortifications

UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Old Havana and its fortifications

As one of the numerous spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Cuba, “Old Havana and its fortifications” is home to several major tourist attractions. The deluge of the fantastic sights attracts dozens of tourists every year. Old Havana is actually the name of the city centre, being also one of the capital city’s districts. The city centre with its fantastic fortifications is a World Heritage Site since 1982. The outstanding attractions of Old Havana include the following: the Castil... [ read more ]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cuba: The historic center of Camagüey

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cuba: The historic center of Camagüey

Camagüey is the third largest city in Cuba, and yet it is not one of the most popular stops for foreign tourists. However, those who ignore Camagüey  in favor of more touristy destinations like Varadero for example miss out on one of the most interesting historical attractions in Cuba, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site to boot. Camagüey fits very well the trope of 'city of contrasts', because there is a world of difference between the modern part of the city with its concrete apartment b... [ read more ]