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" Cartagena, Colombia."

The city of Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias in Spanish, is a port located on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region. The city was founded on June 1, 1533, and named after Cartagena, Spain, which in turn was named after Carthage in Tunisia. Settlement in the region around Cartagena Bay by various indigenous people dates back to 4000 BC. It was a center of political and economic activity due to the presence of royalty and wealthy viceroys. In 1984, Cartagena's colonial walled city and fortress were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Photo: Chris Taylor on 500px
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" La Romana, Domenican Republic."

The city of La Romana was founded in 1897 as an oil town. After 1917 with the construction of a large sugar-mill (owned by Italian immigrants in the region of Rome, Lazio) the economy quickly shifted to sugar production. The city is capital of the southeastern province of La Romana, opposite Catalina Island. The name Romana comes from a balance that was used to weigh merchandise for export.
This town is characterized by its tremendous influence in the country's tourism programs. It's filled with beautiful beaches and many hotels and resorts.
Photo: Group Palmera on Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grouppalmera/7068919267/in/set-72157629431526472/

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" Havana, Cuba."

The city is located on La Habana (Havana) Bay on the island’s north coast. It is the largest city in the Caribbean region and has one of the great treasuries of historic colonial preserves in the Western Hemisphere. Prior to 1959, when Fidel Castro came to power, it was a mecca for tourists from the United States, who were drawn by the city’s many attractions, which included climate and nightlife in addition to history. During the following years, however, despite its continued importance as the island’s major economic hub, Havana lost much of its lustre, because Castro’s socialist government redirected the country’s resources primarily toward the improvement of conditions in rural Cuba. Havana thus deteriorated, even though rehabilitation projects began in the 1980s. The city’s Old Havana (La Habana Vieja) district and its fortifications were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982.
Photo: Rey Cuba on Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/reycuba/8506158639/

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" Jacmel, Haiti."

Jacmel, (Haitian Creole: Jakmèl; Spanish: Yáquimo) is a city in southern Haiti founded by the Spanish in 1504 and repopulated by the French in 1698. The city has well-preserved historical French colonial architecture that dates back from the early nineteenth century and has little changed. The town has been tentatively accepted as a World Heritage site and UNESCO reports that it has sustained damage in the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
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http://acffc.tumblr.com/image/109156293388

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" Casco Viejo, Panama."

Casco Viejo (Spanish for Old Quarter), also known as Casco Antiguo or San Felipe, is the historic district of Panama City. Completed and settled in 1673, it was built following the near-total destruction of the original Panamá city, Panamá Viejo in 1671, when the latter was attacked by pirates. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997. Panama city was founded on August 15, 1519 and it lasted one hundred and fifty-two years. In January 1671, the Governor Juan Perez de Guzman had it set on fire, before the attack and looting by the pirate Henry Morgan. In 1672, Antonio Fernández de Córdoba initiated the construction of a new city, which was then founded on January 21, 1673.
Photo: Creative Propulsion Labs
https://www.creativepl.com/photography

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" Heredia, Costa Rica."

The capital of Heredia province is the small yet quaint Heredia city, which is just 10 km from northern San Jose at the foothills of the extinct Brava Volcano. One of Costa Rica’s most historical cities, Heredia was founded in 1705 and is nicknamed "City of Flowers", due to the many beautiful gardens and wonderful flora found around here. Located in central Costa Rica amidst vast coffee plantations and lush greenery, Heredia is the ideal place to visit for a family holiday.
Photo: otas32
http://otas32.deviantart.com/art/Barba-Heredia-Costa-Rica-002-94354864

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" Granada, Nicaragua."

Granada is a city in western Nicaragua and the capital of the Granada Department. With an estimated population of 123,697 (2012), it is Nicaragua's sixth most populous city. Granada is historically one of Nicaragua's most important cities, economically and politically. It has a rich colonial heritage, seen in its architecture and structure. Granada was founded in 1524 by Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, ostensibly the first European city in mainland America. Unlike other cities that claim the same distinction, the city of Granada was not only the settlement of the conquest, but also a city registered in official records of the Crown of Aragon, and the Kingdom of Castile in Spain.
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https://it.pinterest.com/pin/551761391818585047/

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" Concepción de Ataco, El Salvador."

Concepción de Ataco is a municipality and city within the Ahuachapán Department, El Salvador. It has an area of 61.03 km ² and a population of 18,101 inhabitants. Ataos's population has pre-Columbian origin and was founded by Yaqui Indians or pipiles in central Apaneca Mountain Range. Archbishop Pedro Cortes y Larraz, Ataco in 1770 belonged to the parish and its people Ahuachapán was represented by 303 families with 784 indigenous people who spoke the Nahuatl of the Pipil turn these people spoke and understood also Castilian. This quaint town known all over the world for the cool climate, beautiful vegetation, high altitude quality coffee and textile industries and also for the prominent people who built the community during the post-war era, which had left very few resources to manage even the most basic necessities. Family history speaks of how industrious Emilia Aguilera was by making candy, having her chickens for eggs, teaching her daughter to saw blouses out of sugar sacks and growing some fruits trees.
Photo: Suchitoto Tours
https://suchitoto.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/iglesia-el-calvario-rumbo-al-mirador-cielito-lindo-en-ataco-rutadelasflores-elsalvador/

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" Yuscarán, Honduras."

The municipality of Yuscarán was founded in 1730. After gold, silver and other precious metals were found in its foothills in 1746, Spanish mining companies flooded the area and Spaniards settled the town. Thus, Yuscarán was constructed in the traditional colonial style of 18th century Spain. At its height, Yuscarán was a wealthy mining town and home to some of Honduras’s most influential families. It was one of the first places in Honduras to get electricity in 1898- even before Tegucigalpa. Because of its importance, it was declared the capital of the El Paraíso Department in 1869. The mountain of Montserrat towers over the town to the southeast. This biological reserve is also the main source of water for the area, the same water that the villagers use to produce the Yuscaran-brand sugar cane alcohol aguardiente.
Photo: GrupoFoto UNITEC 2011
https://www.flickr.com/photos/67029173@N07/6142663988/

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