Havana was founded in 1519 by the Spanish. By the 17th century, it had become one of the Caribbean's main centres for ship-building. Although it is today a sprawling metropolis of 2 million inhabitants, its old centre retains an interesting mix of Baroque and neoclassical monuments, and a homogeneous ensemble of private houses with arcades, balconies, wrought-iron gates and internal courtyards.
Series: Treasures of the World Heritage of Mankind
Credits: Ute Geisler, director. J. Pablo Hefner, producer ; Ralf Nolting, producer. 16:9 Action Plan of the European Union, co-producer ; UNESCO WHC, co-producer.
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