Another Case of a Mysterious Medieval Castle Solved

Citadelle Laferriere in Haiti
Picture ownership Remi Kaupp and freely published under the GNU Free documentation License

We have been having a lot of luck with identifying medieval castles and I have you web visitors to thank for it. We have identified Krak des Chevaliers in Syria and the Swallows Nest near Yalta and now, thanks to Damien we have identified the castle in the picture above. It is a pretty good bet that it is La Citadelle Laferriere in Haiti. Here is what Damien has to say about this castle:

According to the angle of the picture my best guest is that its a Haitian fortress called "La Citadelle" built in the XIXth century to defend the north side of the country against a French invasion that never came.

I looked this up and there is a great wikipedia page about this castle.

A Little Bit about this Castle:

  • It is UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Haiti
  • It was built by as many as 20,000 workers between 1805 and 1820
  • It was outfitted with 365 cannons
  • It is a tremendous fortress that has achieved a lot of fame in Haiti and it is a national symbol that has its image on postage stamps, posters and currency.

Here is another great website with lots of pictures of the castle both inside and outside:



































































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