Historic Centre of Cienfuegos
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|Historic Centre of Cienfuegos|
Central Park José Marti
|Official name: Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos|
|Designated||2005 (29th session)|
|Region||Latin America and the Caribbean|
The city was founded on April 22, 1819 by French and Spanish settlers under the command of Don Luis De Clouet y Favrot. At the time of settlement, the bay which the town is located by, served as a refuge for pirates and privateers. The streets were laid out forming squares and retains plenty of eclectic architecture with neoclassical decoration.
Landmarks of the Historical Center
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- Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.
- Arch of Triumph.
- The Botanical Garden of Cienfuegos declared National Monument on October 20, 1989, with 97 hectares.
- The Reina Cemetery is an exceptional example of its type, and its architecture is inserted in the prevailing neoclassical in the buildings constructed in the city. Is the only in Cuba that retains its niches for burials.
- The Fortress of Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles de Jagua is located at the entrance to Cienfuegos Bay . Strategically located at the entrance to the Port of Cienfuegos, this castle was built in the 18th century (1745) to defend Cienfuegos from the assaults of pirates and buccaneers.
- Tomás Acea Cemetery.
- The park dedicated to "José Martí".
- The Theatre Tomas Terry.
- University of Cienfuegos.
Cathedral of Cienfuegos.
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