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Posted July 27, 2005 by publisher in Cuba Travel

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The historic heart of the city of Cienfuegos, in central Cuba, was added to the World Heritage list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

According to experts, the city was founded in April 1819, when a group of French citizens settled in the colony called Fernandina de Jagua.

In the beginning, the city was characterized by a neoclassical architectural style that later evolved into more eclectic forms. However, the urban landscape has never lost its harmony.

Two other Cuban cities, Old Havana and the colonial village of Trinidad, the latter in central Sancti Spiritus province, had been included in the UNESCO list.

According to the 1972 covenant on the protection of the World, Cultural and Natural heritage, the UNESCO list is made up of more than 800 sites of exceptional values.

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