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Architecture

The modest colonial architecture that characterizes to the historical center of the city of Santiago de Cuba interact with exponents of posterior periods, those that have survived countless catastrophes and the man's degrading actions, thanks to the materials and technical constructive with which were built.

In the city multiple architectural styles coincide, from the most elementary Baroque until the purified neoclassicist, making emphasis in the eclecticism, style" that (.) constitutes a continuity with the architecture of the colonial stage, or other coming from the North American, also elaborated starting from European influences. Equally it’s of special interest the tree-lined parks, the stair streets, the colonial constructions with large windows and tight balconies.

The santiaguera middle class welcomed to the eclecticism to externalize its wealth, getting a full identification with this style," (.) the extension of the eclecticism also will be in dependence of the economic possibilities and the interests of the different investors, of the interpretation of the professionals or the work’s teachers"

The authorities of this city have as politics the project of architectural conservation of the historical center of this Cuban metropolis that seeks to transform to the town into the most splendid place in Caribbean, by means of works of constructive maintenance and cultural reanimation until 2010 in a first phase.

Santiago de Cuba is a city that has an significant architectural patrimony, and it has the necessity that it’s preserve and conserve.

Among the most outstanding places that still keeps their original architecture, we have: