Located in Boutiliers (5 miles north of Petion-Ville), the Observatory offers a unique point of view, perching its visitors at 3182 feet above Port-au-Prince, its bay and surrounding areas. In 1981, special permission was granted for the construction of the Observatory, as building a look out point from such a strategic military position required as much. You’ll understand why as you admire Haiti’s bustling urban centers, the ruins of the National Palace, the Natcom Tower, the new Digicel Tower, the Sylvio Cator soccer stadium, the Marine ports set against the gorgeous deep blue Caribbean sea (on the left). Enjoy Haiti’s temperate mountain climate as you shop for arts and crafts made by the local community of artists. Visitors can also enjoy snacks and refreshments at the Point d’Vue Cafe. Boutiliers is located just 20 minutes up the mountain from Pétion Ville. Don’t miss this amazing glimpse at the liveliest view of Haiti’s capital city.

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Petion-VillePétion-Ville is a wealthier part of Haiti, in which many multiracial Haitians live. Avenues like Laboule and Morne Calvaire are known for their palatial mansions. There is an extreme, almost feudal divide between rich and poor in Haiti. The gated and privately guarded neighborhoods resemble a Haitian version of Beverly Hills or Caracas, but with Read more

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