Ten things to know about visiting Haiti
Haiti has been missing in action from the Caribbean tourism scene for years, but now it’s stepping out from the shadows and proudly declaring itself one of the most distinctive and exciting countries for visitors to the region. Here are ten things you need to know.
Citadelle and Sans Souci
Haiti’s greatest gift to the world was its revolution, when it freed itself from slavery and French rule to become the world’s first independent black republic. The Citadelle la Ferrière is the revolution’s most inspiring testament: a fortress that commands the jungle and farmland below from its mountain-top perch. At its foot sit the ruins of Sans Souci palace, a Versailles-in-the-tropics confection built by the revolutionary leader Henry Christophe. Together they comprise Haiti’s sole Unesco World Heritage site and one of the Caribbean’s truly unmissable attractions; with recent investment in visitor facilities, including a new museum, the attractions have never looked so good.
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