The Citadelle Laferrière has been inducted into TripAdvisor’s inaugural Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame as one of the top 10 remarkable monuments and historical sites to visit in 2015 in the Region of the Caribbean. The largest fortress in the Americas and the Eighth Wonder of the World ranked #7 and received the 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.
The Citadelle Laferrière, built in 1820 for Henri Christophe, is a mountaintop fortress, located on the northern coast of Haiti – on the top of mountain Bonnet a L’Eveque. Depicted on local currency, stamps and postcards, this amazing structure has become the symbol of Haiti’s power and independence. It was built in the beginning of the 19th century by one of the leaders of Haiti’s slave revolution.
The Citadelle Laferrière is also known simply as the Citadelle or as Citadelle Henri Christophe in the honor of its creator.
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Today The Citadelle is one of the main touristic destinations of Haiti.
Ministere du Tourisme, Haiti shared the news on Twitter with a photo of the certificate and caption “La #CitadelleLaferrière sur la liste des top 10 monuments remarquables et sites historiques 2015, de @TripAdvisor.”
— Ministère Tourisme (@MTourismeHaiti) June 29, 2015
When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period, as well as a business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify for the award, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
Here’s what people are saying about the Citadelle Laferrière
“Worth the trip”
Could be one of the wonders of the world. Great history, views, and experience. Bring lots of small bills with you for lots of tips.
“The Eighth Wonder Of The World!!!”
This place is the main reason I wanted to come to Haiti. It’s like a giant battleship, absolutely bristling with cannons and mortars, perched high atop a hill overlooking the bay of Cap-Haitien. It’s a feat of engineering and a testament to the indomitable spirit of the Haitian people! Truly breath-taking.
“A must see!!”
This place is absolute amazing, I loved every moment and the history behind The Citadelle is amazing. Please visit if you are in the area you won’t regret it.
You can read more reviews here.
Learn more about The Citadelle Laferrière at citadellelaferriere.com