The first coffee plantations in Southeast Cuba were in the foothills of the Sierra Maestra, a particularly difficult terrain for agriculture. Coffee production resulted in the creation of a unique cultural landscape. This took place in the 19th century, and provides a glimpse into the economic, social and technological history of Cuba, the Caribbean and the whole Latin American region.
The Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 24th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Cairns, Australia, on 27 November to 2 December, 2000.
World Heritage Site Inscription Details
Location: N 20 01 48 W 75 23 29 in Santiago and Guantanamo Provinces, in the South-Eastern Region of Cuba, covering an area of 81,475 hectares.
Inscription Year: 2000
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, IV
Location Map of Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba
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