Cities of Three Cultures

WHS Cities which market themselves as representing 3 Cultures.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Avila Jewish, Islamic and Christian
Cordoba Jewish, Christian, Moslim
Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town
Mexico City and Xochimilco Pre-Columbian, Spanish and Mestizo
Old City of Jerusalem
Toledo Jewish, Islamic and Christian
Willemstad African, Iberian, Carribean “The social and cultural differences from Afro-American, Iberian and Caribbean inhabitants have contributed to enriching the building traditions as well as the city’s cultural life.” - UNESCO Description // Perhaps "City of Four Cultures", as the UNESCO description is talking about the influences beyond the cities Dutch origins/heritage. In much of the visitor literature, typically Dutch, Afro-Caribbean, and Jewish heritage is highlighted.


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  2. Link at least 3 different sites
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