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    Tourist Attractions in Haiti

    The most interesting tourist attractions places in Haiti. Photos and a brief description.

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    About Haiti

    Haiti is the land on which Columbus first set foot on his way to India. It was from here that mankind began to get acquainted with a new, unknown world for him. Columbus was impressed by these lands and the people who lived here. Local residents rescued the sailors, whose ship began to sink, and after that they defended their freedom for centuries, which was taken away by the “rescued”.

    Haiti has a rich history. Due to numerous attacks, the largest fortress in the Western Hemisphere appeared on the island. She is a symbol of the independence of Haitians who zealously defended their freedom. Haiti is a very poor country, but people here have not yet learned to see tourists as sources of income. No one will beg for anything here. Although the people are poor, they are friendly, and in colorful and colorful cities, poverty is lost and completely invisible.

    Haiti has two luxurious national parks with high mountain peaks. And very close to them there are sunny beaches with snow-white sand. Cruise liners often come here. Haiti is a country where you can touch the mysterious Voodoo culture, see with your own eyes those distant Caribs, relax on the beach, look at majestic structures and taste traditional food at affordable prices.

    Top Tourist Attractions in Haiti

    The city of Cap Haitien

    The second largest city in Haiti. It was founded in 1670 by the French. Once it was the capital of the state. The city consists of a pretty cobweb of boulevards and streets decorated with trees, under which residents hide from the heat. The main attractions of Cap Haitien are the Palace of Sans Souci Palace, the Citadel of Haitien, the Citadel of Laferriere, which is called the largest in the Western Hemisphere.

    The city of Cap Haitien
    Laferriere Citadel

    Laferriere Citadel

    A symbol of the independence of Haiti, behind the construction of which were the titanic efforts of the king's subjects. The citadel was built 27 km from Cap Haitien on a 910 m high mountain to protect it from the French. There are 365 cannons placed in the walls, near which you can see mountains of shells. It is the largest fortress in the Western Hemisphere. Its area is 10 thousand m2, the height of the walls reaches 40 m, and its construction lasted 15 years.

    Port-au-Prince

    It is the capital of Haiti and the main port of the state. It is located on the shore of the bay Gonav. This is a natural bay, which has been a center of trade since ancient times. It was founded in 1749 by the French, and since then it has become the largest city in the country. Port-au-Prince is built in the form of an amphitheater: commercial areas are located next to the water, and residential areas are on the slopes of hills. There is a very beautiful architecture in the city center.

    Port-au-Prince
    Labadi Island

    Labadi Island

    A paradise for tourists visiting Haiti. The island is adjacent to the mountains, it offers magnificent panoramas of the Atlantic Ocean. Port Labadi belongs to the Royal Caribbean company, which brings vacationers there on a liner. The beaches are clean, well-groomed, there are many souvenir shops, shops, cafes and restaurants.

    Lake Etan-Sumatra

    Because of its salinity, the water in the lake is not suitable for use, but it only attracts tourists. Fans of extreme sports and ecotourism come here. The 170 km2 lake is home to flamingos, American crocodiles, and more than 100 species of birds. Here you can go diving and sky surfing, but you need to be careful, because predators live on the bottom.

    Lake Etan-Sumatra
    Sanssouci Palace

    Sanssouci Palace

    Not far from Cap Haitien are the ruins of the Sans Souci Palace. It was the luxurious residence of King Henri Christophe, which was built by slaves in 1810-1813. The name of the palace translates as "carefree". It was located near the citadel of Laferriere, where the ruler could hide in case of danger. But the carefree life of the king ended with his suicide. Therefore, the locals bypass the palace side.

    Petionville

    The fourth largest city in Haiti. It was founded in 1831, when the country was ruled by Jean-Pierre Boyer. And it was named after the fighter for independence – Alexander Petion. The city attracts tourists with its culture and history. Here you can eat delicious traditional food in restaurants or cafes, go to a pub or have fun in a club. Petionville is an attractive and safe city.

    Petionville
    Artibonite River

    Artibonite River

    The main body of water of the country is the river Artibonite. It originates in the Dominican Republic, in the Cordillera Central mountains, and then flows for 240 km through the western part of Haiti. The Peligra hydroelectric power station was built on it, which provides energy to most of the country. The river valley is very picturesque and fertile, it attracts tourists with its landscapes.

    Makaya Peak National Park

    Makaya Peak was founded in 1983 in the south of the country. This is the only place in Haiti where the cloud forests have remained untouched. The park is named after the highest peak on its territory. The height of Makaya Peak is 2347 meters. It is the second highest peak in Haiti. The park presents the rich nature of the country, there are many birds and animals.

    Makaya Peak National Park
    Peligr Lake

    Peligr Lake

    The second largest lake is located on the Central Plateau, in the heart of the island. The appearance of the lake was provoked by the construction of the Peligr hydroelectric power station on the river Artibonite. It is notable for its blue, calm waters surrounded by high, green mountains. This is the kind of landscape you can see when you arrive at the lake.

    The city of Jacmel

    This is an ancient city in the south of Haiti. It was founded in 1698 by the French. They named him after the locals, but in a French way. In Jacmel there is a beautiful waterfall with picturesque nature, pretty streets and a sunny beach. There are many restaurants and cafes, souvenir shops, bars on it. The views that open from the beach are excellent.

    The city of Jacmel
    La Visite National Park

    La Visite National Park

    This is the second national park of Haiti. It was formed in 1983. The area of the park is 30 km2. There are mountains on the territory, the highest of which is 2275 m, steppes and forests. There are many trees growing in the park, and different types of animals live. Tourists, in addition to ecotourism, are engaged in cycling in the park.

    Croix-de-Bouquet village

    In the early 50s of the XX century, Georges Lyoto began to forge jewelry for the local cemetery. Then the art agent prompted him to start making metal sculptures that would symbolize spirits and Voodoo rituals. The village of Croix-de-Bouquet was created by the master's disciples, "Voodoo blacksmiths". Tourists can see their workshops, exhibitions, get acquainted with the mystical culture. This is a popular sightseeing spot.

    Croix-de-Bouquet village
    Cap Haitien Cathedral

    Cap Haitien Cathedral

    Cap Haitien Cathedral is located on the central square of the eponymous city of Haiti. It was laid around 1878, and construction dragged on for decades. The cathedral is snow-white, with beige columns and a dome the color of the sky. It has two bell towers and three main entrances. It is a Haitian representative of colonial architecture. On the square near the cathedral there is a monument to the national hero Toussaint-Louverture.

    True Cayman Lake

    This is a small salt lake, which is located in the valley of the Cul-de-Sac. Its area is 16 km2. From the French, the name of the reservoir translates as "caiman's hole". This lake is the best place on the island for bird watching. There is a colony of 150 flamingos, rare ibises, ducks, seven varieties of herons live here.

    True Cayman Lake

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