Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park (1999)
Saint Kitts and Nevis

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St. Kitts 1990. View of Brimstone Hill.

Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is an outstanding, well-preserved example of 17th- and 18th-century military architecture in a Caribbean context. 

Designed by the British and built by African slave labour, the fortress is testimony to European colonial expansion, the African slave trade and the emergence of new societies in the Caribbean. 

  • St. Kitts 1990. View of Brimstone Hill. 

In its justification for inscription the UNESCO states that Brimstone Hill is an outstanding British fortress, built by slave labour to exact standards during a peak period of European colonial expansion in the Caribbean. Because of its strategic layout and construction, Brimstone Hill Fortress is an exceptional and well preserved example of 17th and 18th century British military architecture. 

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There are no other World Heritage Sites in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Saint Kitts and Nevis section, for further information on the property. 

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