Puerto Plato

Puerto Plata is officially known as San Felipe de Puerto Plata. The city’s old colonial-era center is dominated by the 16th-century Fortaleza San Felipe, a Spanish fortress that now houses historical and military artifacts.

Charlotte Amalie

Charlotte Amalie is located on the island of St. Thomas,. It was founded in 1666 as Taphus (meaning “beer house” or “beer hall”). In 1691, the town was renamed to Charlotte Amalie after Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (1650–1714), queen consort to King Christian V of Denmark-Norway.

San Juan

Originally populated by the indigenous Taíno people, Puerto Rico was colonized by Spain following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1493. It was contested by the French, Dutch, and British, but remained a Spanish possession for the next four centuries. San Juan, as a settlement of the Spanish Empire, was used by merchant and military ships traveling from Spain as the first stopover in the Americas. Because of its prominence in the Caribbean, a network of fortifications was built to protect the transports of gold and silver…

Kolkata

The word Kolkata derives from the Bengali term Kôlikata, the name of one of three villages in the area where the city eventually was to be established.

Sevilla

Sevilla is the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia. Sevilla’s Old Town contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies.

Albufeira

Albufeira originates from the Arab Al-buhera. It means castle of the sea. Alternately it originates from al-Buħayra, for the lagoon. This is a reference to the lagoon that formed in the lowlands. The Arabs constructed strong defensive structures. This made the area almost impregnable. Albufeira therefore remained in the hands of their forces longer than other possessions in Portugal.