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“Cuba’s architecture is her music turned to stone.”
Alejo Carpentier

Cuba’s magnificent architecture spans the centuries from the early Spanish colonial period of the 16th century, with its imposing forts, to the striking art deco buildings of the Republican period, through the Revolutionary era to the present.

UNESCO has declared nine areas in Cuba to be worthy of World Cultural Heritage status:

  • Habana Vieja [Old Havana]
  • Trinidad and the nearby Valle de los Ingenios [Sugar Mill Valley] in Sanctí Spritus
  • Castillo de San Pedro del Morro, in Santiago de Cuba
  • Archaelogical Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the Southeast of Cuba in Santiago de Cuba
  • Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma [Landing of the Granma] National Park in Granma
  • Valle de Viñales in Pinar del Río
  • Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt in Guantánamo
  • The Urban Historic Centre of Cinfuegos
  • The Historic Centre of Camagüey

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