Havana was founded in 1519 by the Spanish. By the seventeenth century, it had become one of the Caribbean's main centres of shipbuilding. Although it is today a sprawling metropolis of two million inhabitants, its old centre retains an interesting mix of Baroque and neoclassical monuments, and a homogeneous ensemble of private houses with arcades, balconies, wrought-iron gates and internal courtyards.
Location: Province of Ciudad de la Habana
Coordinates: N 23° 7′ 60″, W 82° 20′ 60”
Inscription year: 1982
Inscription Criteria: ⅳ, ⅴ