They were built in times of war and conflict, towering reminders of the battles of the colonial period. The Caribbean has a rather impressive collection of extant fortresses, and they’re scattered across the far reaches of the region. Here are 12 great ones, from Puerto Rico to Panama.
Brimstone Hill — St Kitts and Nevis
The spectacular 17th-century Brimstone Hill is the pride of St Kitts and Nevis — and it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.