• Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

    The Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca is a fortress located just outside of the city of Santiago de Cuba. It was designed by the Italian, Giovanni Battista Antonelli, to serve as protection against pirates under Cuba’s Spanish rule. Its construction lasted 62 years, from 1638 to 1700. It underwent many attacks, including ones […]

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    October 26, 2016 by theglassfiles
  • Citadelle Laferrière, Milot, Haiti

    The Citadelle Laferrière is the largest fortress in the Caribbean, and is in close proximity to the Sans-Souci Palace, near Cap-Haïtien. Built in 1804, following Haiti‘s independence from France, ex-slave and future President and later self-proclaimed King, Henri Christophe led the construction of the fortress on the northern side of the island to protect its […]

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    September 24, 2016 by theglassfiles