Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca
Rank: Top 1000
Wonder Type: Cultural
Commercial and political rivalries in the Caribbean region in the 17th century resulted in the construction of this massive series of fortifications on a rocky promontory, built to protect the important port of Santiago. This intricate complex of forts, magazines, bastions and batteries is the most complete, best-preserved example of Spanish-American military architecture, based on Italian and Renaissance design principles.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.