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Citadelle Laferrière, Milot

#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Nord Department
Must see · Historic Site · Landmark
Visit a mountaintop fortress that brims with cultural and historical significance when you hike up to Citadelle Laferrière. Originally built after the nation's independence from the French, the fortress served as a defense against potential French incursions into Haiti. Prepare for a hike to reach the fortress, as it sits atop a mountain. Once inside, you can tour the massive structure big enough to garrison 5,000 soldiers and 365 cannons. From the top of the fortress, you are greeted with views of the mountains and forests surrounding you. Add Citadelle Laferrière and other attractions to your Milot trip itinerary using our Milot vacation planner.
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  • Absolutely breathtaking. The road there is long but the natives helped me on a horse named Panama. Gave everyone 500 goudes each for the help ($6USD) my guide there was so knowledgeable and knew so...  more »
  • Close to the sky, situated on the top of the mountain, this fortress is breathtaking. For athletic visitors is an excelent choice to walk to the top (around 40 min), but you can also ride the...  more »
  • The Citadelle is also known as Citadelle Henri Christophe. It is located at the top of mountain Bonnet a L’Eveque, which is 950 meters high. Public transportation goes as far as Milot, so it is...  more »
  • One of the hearts of Haiti. To all who have the privilege to experience it, please be respectful of this treasure in Haiti. If you will not sit/stand on your monuments/statues, etc in your country, please be do not disrespect our history and the people of Haiti by doing something you won't do in your own country. You are a guest. For all others, I hope you enjoy Haiti and its people. Thank you.
  • Great hike and beautiful view. You can feel the history and marvel at what it took to create.
  • A must see for anyone who appreciates history, architecture and engineering! Be sure to plan a visit with Atlas Travelers
  • Love it, it made by hands of human which wanted liberty and freedom. This place is a dream never realize.
  • Amazingly beautiful place, which is rarely visited. Better experienced with a guide.

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