Québec was founded by the French explorer Champlain in the early 17th century. It is the only North American city to ... More
Historic District of Québec
Québec was founded by the French explorer Champlain in the early 17th century. It is the only North American city to have preserved its ramparts, together with the numerous bastions, gates and defensive works which still surround Old Québec. The Upper Town, built on the cliff, has remained the religious and administrative centre, with its churches, convents and other monuments like the Dauphine Redoubt, the Citadel and Château Frontenac. Together with the Lower Town and its ancient districts, it forms an urban ensemble which is one of the best examples of a fortified colonial city.
Founded in 1519 by the conquistador Pedrarías Dávila, Panamá Viejo is the oldest European settlement on the Pacific coast of
the Americas. It was laid out on a rectilinear grid and marks the transference from Europe of the idea ...
One of the Lower Town's best loved areas, this beautifully restored collection of narrow streets and ancient stone buildings exemplifies
the old world charm that makes Quebec City such a popular destination. Visitors can check out any number of ...
History, which is everywhere in the city, is most evident in its beautifully preserved fortifications that date from the early
17th Century. As the only remaining walled city in North America, Quebec has been recognized as a UNESCO World ...