Haitian Art 


Haiti is world famous for its distinctive art which continues to receive critical acclaim. Haitian art consists of mostly visual arts, such as paintings, sculpture and drum metal sculpture, an art form endemic to the country. Haitian art reflect a complex tradition of African, French, Catholic and tribal Voudou.
  

Landmarks of Haiti

Haiti has many particularly well known structures that are historically and culturally significant to the country, and also some of mother nature own distinguish touch, which Haiti is not short of. From the Citadelle Laferrière in Cap-Haitien, to the Iron Market in Port-au-Prince and the Bassin Bleue in Jacmel, below are some of the most famous Landmarks of Haiti; landmarks which proudly set the country apart, and reaffirm loudly once again, that Haiti is a country worth visiting, especially after numerous studies released ranked Haiti as one of the top safest countries in the Americas. Crime rate in Haiti as of 2014 is equal to that of the city of Long Beach, California. Yes, Haiti's crime rate is significantly lower than that of Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. As Haiti continues to tremendously tackle the insecurity that has long damaged Its reputation, we invite you to rediscover the long lost Pearl of the Antilles.

 

Massif de la Hotte

October 23, 2014





Massif de la Hotte is a mountain range in southwestern Haiti covering areas from Jeremie, Les Cayes and Port-Salut. Its highest point rises to 7.700 ft, Haiti's second highest pic.


 It is one of the only two protected natural forests of Haiti and is home to the Island of Hispaniola most diverse and significant biodiversity. The majority of it's birds, plants and nearly 100% of its reptiles are found nowhere else in the world, 13 of its amphibians are also endemic solely in Haiti. Conservation International lists the Massif de la Hotte as one of the most conservation urgent in the world in order to protect these extremely rare species.

 As of right now, visit to the Massif de La Hotte is restricted to a limited number of daily visitors to preserve its integrity. The current Haitian government came under fire last year for evicting a number of farmers trying to settle in the area, but many international conservationists found it very unfair that the international community criticized the Haitian government for the drastic actions it had to resort to in order to protect this forest.

It is no secret that Haiti is suffering major deforestation issues and authorities have the obligation to take unpopular decisions to protect the little that is left of the country's ecosystem.


If you do visit the Massif de la Hotte, please make sure to not leave behind anything that you might have brought with you, especially plastic items. Do not bring anything that can cause fire and most importantly do not cut down any trees or capture any animals. Violators are very likely to be arrested by Haitian authorities.
 

Lake Azeui

October 23, 2014




Lake Azuei is the largest lake of Haiti and the second largest in Hispaniola, located in the extremely fertile Plaine du Cul-de-Sac, 18 miles east of Port-au-Prince. Part of the lake also serves as a border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, where its twin and also the largest lake of the Island, is known as Lake Enriquillo. The lake is 16 kilometers long and 4 kilometers wide.

Lake Azuei is one of only 5 like its type in the entire world to harbor over 100 different species of animals,...

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Negre Marron

October 23, 2014



Le Negre Marron is an iconic statue located at the Champ de Mars boulevard. The Negre Marron translated as the black maroon is shown with its left legs extended, a broken chain on his ankle symbolizing the abolition of slavery in Haiti, a machete on his right hand in symbolization of defending the country's Independence and a conch shell to his lips, which was often use during the Haitian revolution as a trumpet gathering slaves for battles. 

This incredible masterpiece personifying the entire...

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Labadee Haiti

October 23, 2014




Labadee is an area located in Northern Haiti, Cap-Haitien , that is famous for its amazing natural beauty, which consists of majestic lush mountains, and striking beach. A 260 acre wooded peninsula that features five spectacular beaches, natural trails, open-air dining areas, beach side bars, native entertainment and a market-place complete with fine arts and crafts.


It is considered by many to be the most scenic and beautiful tropical paradise spot in the Caribbean. The location is named aft...

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Haiti Iron Market

October 22, 2014
Haiti Iron market

 
The Iron Market is an Iconic architectural, historical landmark in Haiti, located in down town Port- au- Prince. The Iron Market is a trading place where you can find literally everything. Products availability starts from vegetables to Vodou priests providing their spiritual services. It is truly the most popular public market in all Haiti, and one of the most recognizable landmark of the country. The Iron Market was built in Paris in the 1890's,  it was originally  intended for a train sta...


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  See also

Many know that Haiti's help was crucial in the liberation of many Latin American countries, the most remembered being the liberation of Venezuela, however most are unaware that the first Black Republic also helped many other countries well beyond its shores in the Americas.  

America had been watching very closely the relationship between Germany and Haiti; some 50 years after Haiti had gained its independence, German interests on the half island had grown considerably.


Haiti in the late 1800s had a small German population of around 250, which was in control however of 80% of the country's wealth. 

Legba is undoubtedly the most important spirits in the hierarchy of Vodou; he is the guardian of the gates, crossroads, courtyards and all Vodou temples (Peristil).

He is the necessary intermediary between the livings and the spiritual world, his powers are absolutely a must for any kind of interaction with the Loas.
 

Bois Caiman, slave revolt

On the night of August 14th, 1791, the Slaves of Saint Domingue, today Haiti, came together under the leadership of a Hougan or Vodou priest from Jamaica, named Dutty Bookman for the organization of a secret meeting with the purpose of starting a revolution to put an end to slavery in the French colony.