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The Citadelle

Milot, Cap-Haitien, Haiti
+509 34 28 4386
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Crowded & Noisy

Very sad to see how such a beautiful and grandiose monument is not respected by its people. It was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cloe M
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Awesome

Awesome site. We caught the local tap tap to milot from cap haitien, 50 gourdes, about 30 mins... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
buxtonred
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (25 reviews)
“sans souci” (27 reviews)
LOCATION
Milot, Cap-Haitien, Haiti
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+509 34 28 4386
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"parking lot"
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"sans souci"
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"worth the trip"
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"bring water"
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"take your time"
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"walk up"
in 9 reviews
"san souci"
in 12 reviews
"visiting haiti"
in 6 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 6 reviews
"on foot"
in 9 reviews
"dominican republic"
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"cannon balls"
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"half way"
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"tap tap"
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"for sale"
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"parking area"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very sad to see how such a beautiful and grandiose monument is not respected by its people. It was so crowded, dirty and noisy.

Thank Cloe M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome site. We caught the local tap tap to milot from cap haitien, 50 gourdes, about 30 mins. Then you negotiate with a motorcycle guy to take you to the top carpark. We paid $5 for the two of us. He will stop at the...More

Thank buxtonred
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide, Patrick, was definitely the guy to be with ! He speaks several languages and knows a lot about both the Citadelle and the Palais Sans Souci. He was easy going about taking the hike with us from the second parking lot (1hr of...More

Thank D M
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is a World Heritage Site that exceeds expectations. The trek up is well worth what awaits at the summit.

Thank GEEZER_TRAVELER
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Don't miss this, it is amazing. Built just after independence the effort must have been extraordinary. Make sure you get a good guide (Eddy has been doing it for 26 years), but we heard Marice is the best but he takes three months a year...More

Thank Oliverjulian
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Spectacular location of massive fort, with views over northern Haiti. The trip up is interesting. After the second parking lot, you can walk or take a horse trip to the fort. Its steep and rough rocked so the walk is challenging--but so is riding a...More

3  Thank BEIreland
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

We visited the Citadelle as part of a 36 hour detour into Haiti from our holiday in the Dominican Republic. We stayed in Cap Haitien and our hotel (the Hotel Roi du Christophe) arranged a driver for us - 120 USD which was probably a...More

3  Thank Becky C
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

The view and grounds are breathtaking. The history behind the Citadelle/Haiti is one you should know

1  Thank tiffany l
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

It is undoubtfully a challenge to climb a height of 300mts in a distance of 1,5km, imagine how steep it is ! The guides told us 45 minuetes, we thought they were exaggerating but so it was. You can of course use the mules. Anyway,...More

1  Thank meropi2016
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Had a great visit the views are fantastic must take own water and food/nibbles, go by horse back as the road is very steep. The Citadelle must be the place to visit in Haiti it has every thing one could ask for, history, views, sights...More

1  Thank arthur-perrett
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traveltheworld61
25 January 2018|
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Response from Lynn F | Reviewed this property |
The citadelle is 3,000 ft up the top of a mountain. I am not sure there is any way to avoid heights if you want to get to the top of it
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s_ejean
17 January 2018|
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Response from Arlogh | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I just drove from Moulin Sur Mer (beside Decameron) to Cap Haitian to visit the Citadelle and then drove back to port au Prince. From the Decameron it can vary from between 3.5 and 5 hours, depending on traffic... More
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WilliamLiv
21 August 2017|
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Response from Lynn F | Reviewed this property |
I was there earlier in the year and you need to pay an entrance fee, and whilst you're not forced to take a guide it is strongly encouraged that you do. There's no facilities to do so. I think it would be unwise and... More
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