Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean

Portal of Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean

Cuba - Paisaje cafetalero del suroriente (Coffee plantation landscape of the south-east)

The ruins of the French coffee plantations in the south-eastern part of Cuba represent the most valuable testimonial of the struggle of the humans versus nature, of the agricultural and industrial efforts; and the genuine cultural expressions that emerged there, of the toil, sweat and blood of the enslaved Africans who contributed to the riches of their masters.


See more

National Monument (1991), World Heritage (2000)                             

Not easily accessible
See less

Other data of interest


Historical name

Cafetales franceses (French coffee plantations)

Founding Date

Beginning of the 19th century


Sierra Maestra y Santa María del Loreto, Provincias de Santiago de Cuba y Guantánamo

Responsible entity

Office of the Curator of the City of Santiago de Cuba

Management plan


Cultural landscape


National monument Inscribed on the World Heritage List



Access level


Property kind


Expressions of intangible heritage associated

There are various expressions of Intangible Heritage associated, among them la Tumba Francesa, a masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.