Citadelle Laferriere, built 3,000 feet above sea level atop the mountain Bonnet a L’Eveque, is one of Haiti’s most prominent national symbols. Designed to thwart a French invasion, the fortress was commissioned by King Henri Christophe of Haiti after the revolution and completed in 1820. Christophe’s former residence, Sans-Souci Palace, is located nearby, in the town of Milot. Both the Citadelle and the Palace have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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