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Commercial and political rivalries in the Caribbean region in the 17th century resulted in the construction of this massive series of fortifications on a rocky promontory, built to protect the important port of Santiago. This intricate complex of forts, magazines, bastions and batteries is the most complete, best-preserved example of Spanish-American military architecture, based on Italian and Renaissance design principles.

Cayo Granma

18 photos
Created 4-Dec-16
Modified 4-Dec-16
Cayo Granma

San Pedro de la Rocca

90 photos
Created 4-Dec-16
Modified 4-Dec-16
San Pedro de la Rocca

San Pedro de la Rocca (from water)

11 photos
Created 4-Dec-16
Modified 4-Dec-16
San Pedro de la Rocca (from water)