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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  • 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 »
  • This place is great for people who love adventure, considering it’s located on one of the highest mountain in the island. It’s great for visiting with friends and family members.  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.
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