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Havana's Old Town

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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.


on this subject: Habana Vieja - Old Town of Havana (pbase.com)

Place/region: La Habana, Cuba, Latin America, Caribbean
Series: Treasures of the World Heritage of Mankind
Type: Documentary
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Director: Ute Geisler
Producer: J. Pablo Hefner, Ralf Nolting Sponsor: 16:9 Action Plan of the European Union; UNESCO WHC
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Rights: ZDF Südwestfunk; UNESCO WHC

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