Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba

UNESCO RegionLatin America and the Caribbean
LocationSantiago and Guantanamo Provinces, South-Eastern Region
CoordinatesN20 1 48 W75 23 29
Inscription Date2000
Property (ha)81,475
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
Unesco Reference Number1008
DescriptionThe remains of the 19th-century coffee plantations in the foothills of the Sierra Maestra are unique evidence of a pioneer form of agriculture in a difficult terrain. They throw considerable light on the economic, social, and technological history of the Caribbean and Latin American region.
StatusWorld Heritage Site