Haiti Landmarks

Haiti Landmarks

According to Aristmarketing, Haiti is not only fantastically beautiful with its mild climate, the deep blue sea and the fine sandy beaches. Haiti also has many different sights and attractions to offer.

Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, is a must-see. It is very interesting just because of its mix of many different architectural styles. The hotel in the center of Port-au-Princes has become particularly well-known beyond the city limits thanks to the novelist Graham Greenes. With his novel “The Hour of the Comedians”, the hotel went down in world literature as the Hotel Trianon. The still excellently preserved wooden building is located in the middle of a colorful tropical garden. In this one can walk for hours to enjoy the wonderful nature. The hotel is particularly popular with artists and writers.

Petionville is adistrict, in which residents with a slightly higher social class live. There are several art galleries to visit here. But Kenscoff is also worth a visit. There are various souvenir shops here, as well as a Baptist mission station and various splendid country houses.

In front of Cap Haitien you can see the wreck of Columbus’ ship, with which he is said to have discovered the island of Hispaniola. There are also some wonderful beaches nearby. If you are interested in the history of the country, you should definitely see the ruins of the Sanssouci Palace in the mountains of Haiti.

In the city of Jacmel there are some wooden houses from the colonial times to be visited.

Haiti is suitable for water sports enthusiasts, divers, snorkelers, but also bathers.

Haiti – important addresses

Embassy of Haiti in Germany : HE Mr. Jean Robert Saget, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (since July 4th, 2005),
Uhlandstrasse 14, 10623 Berlin
Telephone: (030) 8855 4134, Fax: (030) 8855 4135
email: [email protected]
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Haiti maintains honorary consulates in Bremerhaven (phone: (0471) 9721 321), Aidlingen (phone: (07056) 9 2021/2367), Hamburg (phone: (040) 28 40 0120, email: [email protected]), Frankfurt / M (phone: (069) 551586/775139/283139/282779), Neustadt an der Weinstrasse (phone: (06321) 30054/2168) and Mainz (phone: (06131) 55 750).

Honorary Consulate of Haiti in Austria : Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 56/16,

1040 Vienna
Telephone: (01) 943 5363, Fax: (01) 943 5363
Opening times: Mon – Fri 8.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Consulate of Haiti in Switzerland (with visa issuing): Forchstrasse 182,

8032 Zurich
Telephone: (044) 381 6989, Fax: (044) 381 4964
email: [email protected]
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Permanent Representation of Haiti in Switzerland : 64 Rue de Monthoux,

1201 Genève
Telephone: (022) 732 7628, Fax: (022) 732 5536
email: [email protected]ies.itn.int
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Permanent Mission of Haiti in Switzerland is also responsible for Austria.

Embassy of Haiti in France : Rue Théodule-Ribot 10,

75017 Paris
Telephone: 0033 1 4763 4778, Fax: 0033 1 4227 0205
email: [email protected]
The Haiti Embassy in France is also responsible for Switzerland.

Embassy of Germany in Haiti : Jens-Peter Voss, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,
2, Impasse Claudinette, Bois Moquette, Pétion-Ville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Postal address: Ambassade de la République Fédérale d’Allemagne, PO Box 1147, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Telephone: (00509) 257 6131, 256 4131, 257 7280, Fax: (00509) 257 4131
email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Germany maintains an honorary consulate in Cap Haitien (Tel.: (00509) 62 2344, 62 0381).

Honorary Consulate General of Austria in Haiti : 12 Rue du Quai,

HT-Port-au-Prince
Postal address: PO Box 248, HT-Port-au-Prince
Telephone: 222 2042, 222 4993, Fax: 223 1886
email: [email protected]

Austria does not have its own embassy in Haiti, the Austrian embassy responsible for Haiti is in Caracas (see Venezuela – important addresses).

Consulate General of Switzerland in Haiti: 12 Rue Ogé,

Place Saint-Pierre, HT-6140 Pétion-Ville, Port-au-Prince
Postal address: BP 15164, HT-6140 Pétion-Ville, Port-au-Prince
Telephone: 257 9862, 257 0503, Fax: 257 6377
email: ppc. [email protected]

Haiti – money

Local currency: 1 gourde equals 100 centimes

Currency abbreviation : Gde, HTG

Banknotes are in circulation to the value of 1, 2, 5, 10, 50, 100, 250 and 500 gourde, coins to the value of 5, 10, 20 and 50 centimes as well as 1 and 5 gourde.

It should be noted that prices are often not given in the national currency Gourdes, but in the fictitious currency Haitian dollar, 1 Haitian dollar corresponds to 5 Gourdes.

Currency Exchange: Cash is preferred for payments in Haiti. US dollars are changed in banks, exchange offices and supermarkets, and you can often pay directly with US dollars. Hotels also change, but at much worse rates. Other currencies are only exchanged in some banks. Fortravel in Haiti, US dollar banknotes should be carried in sufficient quantities and in various denominations.

Credit Cards: Visa, American Express and Mastercard can be used to pay in some upscale hotels, restaurants and car rental companies.

ATMs: there are at Port-au-Prince airport (does not always work).

Travelers Checks: Promobank is the only bank that accepts travelers checks. Must be made out in US dollars and must show receipt. Travelers checks can also be cashed at the American Express headquarters in Port-au-Prince.

Foreign exchange regulations: no restrictions on the import and export of currencies.

Bank opening times: Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Haiti Landmarks