Wednesday, October 26, 2016

CUBA ~ Cienfuegos - The Arch of Triumph - UNESCO ~

...And more beauty to come... first of not one ツ... not twoツ... but three amazing rare UNESCO sites sent from Cuba... Cienfuegos means literally one hundred fires... nicknamed in colonial times as the “Pearl of the South”,  thanks to its beautiful bay, Bahia de Jagua... this is a small replica of the Arc de Triumph, reflecting the city's French heritage... Thanks a million Gian Luca and Raffaella for thinking of me on your trip!!  \_(♥‿♥)_/

Cienfuegos is a picturesque colonial town situated on the south coast of Cuba. Christopher Columbus discovered the Bahía (Bay) of Cienfuegos on his second voyage to the New World.

In 1819 the city of Cienfuegos was established by French settlers. The city includes the Cathedral of Cienfuegos, Arch of Triumph, Botanical Garden of Cienfuegos, Reina Cemetery, Fortress of Nuestra Senora de los Angeles de Jagua, Tomas Acea Cemetery, a park dedicated to Jose Marti, Theatre Tomas Terry, and University of Cienfuegos.

The  Arch of Triumph was established in 1902 in honor of the independence of Cuba and is the only existing in Cuba.

The historic centre of Cienfuegos in Cuba in 2005 was included in the world heritage List of UNESCO



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