Old Havana and its Fortifications, Havana
Founded in 1519 by the Spanish, Havana became the seventeenth century a great shipbuilding center for the Caribbean. Although it is today a sprawling metropolis of more than two million inhabitants, making it the largest city in the Caribbean, its old center retains an interesting mix of Baroque and neoclassical monuments toned deliciously faded by time and a homogeneous set of houses with arcades, balconies, wrought-iron and courtyards, all heavily influenced by Spanish colonial architecture. Pediment in the sea, a wall and fortress of the seventeenth century reminds us that the city was burned and pillaged by buccaneers in the sixteenth century and conquered by the British before being placed back in the hands of the Spaniards who made the Suddenly, the most strongly fortified city in the Americas.
Great city of the Caribbean, Havana was founded in 1519 by the Spanish. It was at that time one of the largest shipbuilding centers in the region. This stage of its history, it will keep a well-established with the modernism of the present city which is still the most populous metropolis Caribbean footprint. Today, it is nice to see how mingles ancient architecture and modern architecture. Its old center retains traces of the past majestically with baroque and neoclassical monuments, reveals that although preserved traces of the past. You can also see the old houses with unique architecture with archways, balconies and courtyards, which remind us strongly the influence of Spanish colonial architecture. What's different about this city is its system of fortifications that can be discovered. Located in the pediment of the sea, this relic dating from the seventeenth century is the architectural result of Spanish colonization which made it one of the most fortified cities in America. The system of fortifications, is incredibly well preserved, it is impressive that made him a world heritage monument of Unesco.