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San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba. ©NHK/ UNESCO TV 1997
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San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba

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San Pedro de la Roca

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.

Place/country: Cuba,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Credits: NHK (publisher), UNESCO WHC (producer). UNESCO TV (producer).
Published in: 1997

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