Architecture in Santiago de Cuba
Santiago de Cuba is settled in the bottom of the bay, in an undulated bay surrounded by a mountain range that forms a natural amphitheater. Since then, landscape and city were closely linked.
The colonial architecture of Santiago de Cuba was developed around the center; the downtown consists of buildings with ample balconies, tile roofs with Spanish and French influence. The use of the latter happened because of the strong influence produced after the arrival of immigrants from Saint-Domingue.