necropolis colon havane

The cemetery, also known as the Cristobal Colón Necropolis (Columbus Cemetery), is one of the largest necropolises in the world. Named after Christopher Columbus, this 140-acre (0.6 km²) cemetery is known for its many elaborately carved memorials. It is estimated that the cemetery has over 500 large mausoleums, chapels andRead More →

capitole national cuba

The National Capitol of Cuba is located in Havana. Until the revolution and in 1959, it was the seat of the Cuban government and today it is the seat of the Academy of Sciences. Its name and appearance refer to the U.S. Capitol, but the similarities are actually only superficial.Read More →

bibliotheque schoelcher martinique

Built by Henri Pick, famous 18th century architect. It was built for the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889, then was transferred by boat to Fort de France. The Schoelcher Library owes its name to Victor Schoelcher who dedicated his life and writings to the fight against slavery. On AprilRead More →

cathedrale saint-louis martinique

Built on rocky foundations, the Church of Saint Louis is one of the few buildings to have resisted the 1839 earthquake that devastated the city. Reconstructed, it is enlarged on the ruins of an old cemetery nearby.In 1850, with the creation of the bishopric, the church became the Saint-Louis CathedralRead More →

National Library of Cuba

This enclosure is in the field of constructions surrounding the seat of the revolution, but the institution as such was founded on October 18, 1901. Its initial location, among all those it had, was in the Castle of the Force and consisted of barely 3,151 volumes. It was not untilRead More →

Basilica of Saint Frances of Assisi

Located in an old convent dating back to 1734, is this combination of both museum and church. The spacious building itself is a wonderful example of eighteenth century architecture, with a display that includes many old paintings, some of which come from abroad. There are a number of religious statuesRead More →