Tourist Trails to Unveil World Heritage in Cuba

Santiago de Cuba, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) The tourist routes enlisted today in the Archaeological Landscape of the first coffee farms in southeastern Cuba will alllow visitors to discover an environment that is a World Heritage Site.

Sources from Casa Dranguet, the Center for Interpretation and Dissemination of the Coffee Cultural Heritage, explained that one of those paths will communicate by about 25 kilometers the districts 1 and 2, which belong to Gran Piedra and the old Fraternidad farm.

These rural areas, where where French settlers arrived with their slaves after the outbreak of the Revolution in Haiti in the late 18th and early 19th centuries treasure landscapes of significant natural, historic and cultural values.

These roads will reveal to tourists a remarkable biological diversity and the roots of secular traditions and customs in those rural communities, which benefited from the international project The Coffee Roads, sponsored by the Malongo Foundation, the European Union and the Office of the City Curator (OCC).

Located in the provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo, there are 171 ancient agricultural emporiums that were declared World Heritage Sites, where the OCC implements a comprehensive management plan in the two circuits.

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