French: Château de San Pedro de la Roca, Santiago de Cuba
The San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba is a World Heritage Site in Cuba defined by the UNESCO in 1997 and definitely a recommended cultural sightseeing location.
It is on position 199 () in our monthly survey.

"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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