Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
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Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1997
Size of heritage: 94 ha
- Buffer zone: 152 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: -74,129°
Latitude: 19,967°

About

Commercial and political rivalries in the Caribbean region in the 17th century resulted in the construction of this massive series of fortifications on a rocky promontory, built to protect the important port of Santiago. This intricate complex of forts, magazines, bastions and batteries is the most complete, best-preserved example of Spanish-American military architecture, based on Italian and Renaissance design principles.


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