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[an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive] Cienfuegos is a small colonial town in southern-central Cuba. The name Cienfuegos means "hundred fires". It was founded in 1819. Initially settled by French immigrants, it became the centre of Cuba's sugar cane, tobacco, coffee and mango producing region. Today it has a population of around 150,000.


Cienfuegos, Cuba
Cienfuegos, Cuba
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There are over three hundred buildings in Cienfuegos dating from 1900 and earlier. The earliest buildings in Cienfuegos were built in the neoclassical style. Indeed no other place in the Caribbean has a higher concentration of Neoclassical buildings. Later buildings were of a more eclectic nature, but nonetheless blend harmoniously into the overall townscape.


Monument in Cienfuegos, Cuba
Cienfuegos, Cuba
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Cienfuegos was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 29th session of the World Heritage Committee which took place in Durban, South Africa on 10-17 July, 2005.


Cienfuegos, Cuba
Cienfuegos, Cuba
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 22 08 50.0 W 80 27 10.0
Inscription Year: 2005
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, V

Visiting Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos

There are buses from Havana and Trinidad to Cienfuegos.

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