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The Town that Hemingway Loved: Old Havana and its Fortifications
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Language(s): English

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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. <

Place/country:Cuba,
Credits: NHK (publisher), UNESCO-WHC (producer), UNESCO TV (producer),
Published in: 1982

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