Charleston beach plaza

Charleston Beach

Charleston Beach is a very affluent and elegant neighborhood located in southern Koningstad. It was built in the 1860s, with fine apartments and hotels. It is the site of the famous National Automobile Museum and the Charleston Casino. There had been some Cuban immigration here in the 1930s, but following the Cuban Revolution, many rich Cubans moved here and it is also known as "Little Cuba".


Charleston Beach was historically the site of several summer homes for wealthy out-of-towners , as well as hosting a military barrack. By the 1860s much of this had been sold off and the city laid out plans for a neighborhood. From 1865 on, engineers built the street system and workers were busy building homes. These houses were simple and were occupied by working-class tenants, but the location saw many wealthy people purchase them in the coming decades. Not unlike Vandelet Quay, the houses were transformed into real elegant townhouses, some even wih art nouveau redesigns and decoration.

The quarter attracted many wealthy individuals over the years. It later became known for attracting wealthy Cubans and Americans, who from the 1930s on set up ritzy clubs and restaurants in the area.


See the page Map colors for an explanation of what each color means.

Havering Avenue
*1 Adrianus Graf Chocolates
6 Chester Street
*2 National Automobile Museum
7 Chester Street
Majestic Royal Hotel
7 Mediterranean Avenue
14 Mediterranean Avenue
Imperial Beach Mediterranean Sea
Royal University of Koningstad
5 Charles Street
Royal University of Koningstad
3 Charles Street
Charleston Beach Tennis Club
1 Charles Street
16 Mediterranean Avenue
Charles Street
4 Charles Street
Bar Johan II
2 Charles Street
Central Plaza
S-train logo
Charleston Casino
18 Mediterranean Avenue
PTV Europe News Studios
8 Chester Street
Maria Montessori School
9 Chester Street
Volt Motors
6 Drenthestraat
Robert Rand
4 Drenthestraat
Pink Flamingo Club
2 Drenthestraat
Francisco Espada
7 Drenthestraat
Palace Grand
5 Drenthestraat
Villa Fulvia
3 Drenthestraat
1 Drenthestraat
Fairmont Koningstad
10 Chester Street
11 Chester Street
Bonnet Institute
9 Mediterranean Avenue
20 Mediterranean Avenue
Vandelet Quay
*4 Dortmund *5 River *6
Coat of arms Koningstad
Quarters of Koningstad

Arabian Quarter - Business District - Centrum - Charleston Beach - Grafstad - Industriestad - Inter District - Newtown - The Port

Streets and avenues

Ambroos Street - Caroman Avenue - Carrington Avenue - Charles Street - Chester Street - Darnant Avenue - Drenthestraat - Duithers Street - Grotestraat - Havering Avenue - Koningstraat - Mosque Street - Queen Street - Vandelet Quay - Van der Ecke Street - Van Draak Street - Van Horne Avenue - Varne Street

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