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iciHaiti - Heritage : Did you know ?
02/08/2015 14:06:45

iciHaiti - Heritage : Did you know ?
The Sans-Souci Palace, described as one of attractions sites, most notable in the western hemisphere, listed 33 years ago at the World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is one of the sites designed to receive this month shows as part of the Festival Carifesta XII - Haiti 2015 (August 21 to 31) https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-14687-icihaiti-culture-d-21-festival-carifesta-xii.html

The construction of this palace, which was once the residence of King Henry Christophe (Henry 1st), located in the town of Milot in the North Department, began in 1810 and and was completed three years later. With its 8,000 m2 of area, located 1,000m above sea level, the Palace Sans-Soucis, also housed the seat of government, guard rooms able to accommodate thousands of soldiers over 6 floors, as well as a hospital and being defended by 200 cannons. On roofs, reservoirs were planned to harvest rainwater and keep in case of siege.

Behind the construction of this vast palace, hiding the objective of enhancing the Haitian power and highlight the great capacity of the black race to build wonders. Its French name "Sans Souci", reflects all of the attitudes of Caribbean.

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