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National History Park - Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers

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FRIGHTENINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!

The frighteningly beautiful Citadelle Laferriè built by Henri Christophé, King of Haiti. Yes, the very same Henri Christophé that was present (with hundreds of other Haitian men... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The frighteningly beautiful Citadelle Laferriè built by Henri Christophé, King of Haiti. Yes, the very same Henri Christophé that was present (with hundreds of other Haitian men) at the 1779 Battle of Savannah. A battle that assisted America in its fight of gaining its full independence. Oh! You didn't know that? Hmmm. I wonder what else the schools failed to... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

When you get to the base of this magnificent remains of the palace, your mind generates the complete picture in your head and then the greatness of the place hits like a ton of brick. You can imagine the beauty prior to its destruction. Not be missed.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The ruins were viewed from afar but the view was breathtaking. There is a fee to visit the ruins up close.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went to visit both the Citadel and Sans Souci with a guide from the hotel where we stayed. The ruins are beautiful, I enjoyed Sans Souci even more than the Citadel, but both were amazing. Definitely a must-see if you're visiting Cap-Haitien.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The ruined palace was interesting to visit, but expensive, because we were told that we had to hire a guide (my sister, who lives in Haiti, seemed to think this was legit). His English was okay, but he clearly had memorized specific phrases and kept repeating the same thing over again. Note - we were unable to visit the Citadelle... More 

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Cap-Haitien, Haiti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you are not in Haiti, you can already book a flight from Miami International Airport to Cap Haitien International Airport, they have 1 flight everyday,. next, you have to book a hotel, there are plenty of nice, good, elegant, local themed hotels around Cap Haitien, and prepare your self on the next morning, you can organize your trip with... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

History as always been my best subject, by experiencing 1st hand I was transported back to the 18th century with the help of very knowledgeable guide Maurice Etienne who directs the Centre Culturel Lakou Lakay witch is where we had a great lunch food and presentation was awesome. I have to admit I learned some clues into King Henry Christophe... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The ruined Sans Souci apparently rivaled Versailles before it was destroyed by an earthquake. I'm not sure about that, but I enjoyed our guided tour. Lots of nature at the site too, including many hummingbirds. It's great this is included in the ticket price for the world-class attraction of the Citadel.

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Citadel built shortly after Haiti's Independence is an amazing site and place to visit. It is definitely worth the trip if you are anywhere near Cap Haitien. You must remember that you are in Haiti so at every turn, you will be asked or begged for money or to buy something you probably don't want or need. BE PREPARED,... More 

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Léogâne, Ouest, Haiti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Haiti isn't a place for tourists, but if you are here and have transportation and can handle a lack of facilities, this is a must. One of the most amazing sights in my life, and I'm a heavy traveler. If you go by yourself (not with a tour group or mission trip that has everything already arranged) be prepared to... More 

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