Top places in Trinidad, Cuba

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    Plaza Mayor

    Plaza Mayor

    The picturesque Plaza Mayor lies in the historical center of Trinidad and is an ideal place to start a sightseeing tour of the city. Many of Trinidad's top tourist attractions lie on or near the Plaza Mayor, including the fascinating Museo Historico Municipal, the famous Iglesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad, and other museums and architectural gems. After exploring the pretty colonial mansions and museums that preside over this palm-studded square, visitors can relax at one of the nearby restaurants or alfresco cafés. In the center of the City.

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    Museo Historico Municipal

    Museo Historico Municipal

    The Museo Historico Municipal in Trinidad is housed in the beautiful neoclassical Palacio Cantero. Built in the early 1800s, the mansion has an air of grandeur throughout with Italian marble floors and large open rooms. The museum explores the history of Trinidad and the surrounding areas. On display are documents and maps, as well as exhibits on the World Heritage-listed Valle de los Ingenios, the industry of slave trading, and the wars of independence. After browsing the exhibits, visitors should ascend the steep spiral stairs of the tower for a panoramic view of the city and Caribbean Sea. It's particularly beautiful at sunset. Address: Simon Bolivar 423.

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    Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad

    Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad

    On the upper end of the Plaza Mayor, the Iglesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad wears a simple sun-bleached Neoclassical fachade, which belies its interior treasures. This is the largest church in Cuba and houses a much-worshipped statue known as Christ of the True Cross or Senor de la Vera Cruz. This 18th-century wooden statue was bound for a church in Vera Cruz, Mexico from its place of origin in Spain. But strong winds thwarted the ship's arrival at its destination and the ship landed in Casilda instead, just a short distance from Trinidad. The captain decided to leave the statue behind when he set sail, and the Senor de la Vera Cruz was brought here where it still graces the church today. Interior highlights of the church are the vaulted ceilings and a series of impressive altars carved from cedar and mahogany. Iglesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad is also renowned for its fine acoustics. Near Plaza Mayor.

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    Playa Ancon | Day Trip

    Playa Ancon

    About 12 kilometers south of Trinidad, Playa Ancon, on the Peninsula Ancon, is one of the prettiest beaches on the south coast of Cuba. A coral reef bristles just offshore, and the 4-kilometer stretch of white sand fringes crystal clear seas in dreamy shades of blue. Though not quite as striking as Varadero, Guardalavaca, and Cayo Coco, Playa Ancon tends to be less crowded than these famous strands and offers a broader range of accommodations - from all-inclusive hotels to guest houses. Those on a budget can opt for a home stay at La Boca, another beach area near the top of the peninsula, which offers much more interaction with the locals than some of Cuba's other beach resorts. For a fun day out, many sightseers rent bikes in Trinidad and cycle to Playa Ancon; the trip takes about 40 minutes. A short boat ride from Playa Ancon, Cayo Blanco is popular for day trips. In addition to basking on the island's white sand beaches, visitors can dive and snorkel the largest black coral reef in Cuba.

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    Museo Romantico

    Museo Romantico

    The yellow-hued Palacio Brunet houses the Museo Romantico, which offers a window into the world of wealthy sugar baron, Conde de Brunet. Built in the early 19th century, this attractive colonial mansion was owned by Brunet, from 1830 to 1860, an era referred to as the Romantic period. The museum's collection comprises items from several wealthy Trinidad families, but primarily the Brunet's possessions. Among the displays are exquisite glass and porcelain pieces, artwork, and antique furniture from the period. Address: Echerri 52, Trinidad.

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    Museo de Arquitectura Colonial

    Museo de Arquitectura Colonial

    For visitors who would like to learn more about the intricacies of Trinidad's colonial architecture, the Museo de Arquitectura Colonial delves into the details. The Sanchez Iznaga mansion houses the museum and consists of two blue 18th-century buildings that were combined in the early 19th century. Within its interior are displays of architectural trimming such as doors, handles, locks, windows, and grills as well as a recreated 19th-century bathroom. The Museo de Arquitectura Colonial also offers guided walking tours through the historic streets of Trinidad, giving visitors a richer appreciation of the town's magnificent buildings. Address: Plaza Mayor, Trinidad.

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    Galeria de Arte

    Galeria de Arte

    The Casa de Aldeman Ortiz is a colonial mansion from 1809 that was originally built for Ortiz de Zuniga, a slave trader and mayor of Trinidad. The building now houses the Galeria de Arte, which contains an art school and offers paintings for sale to the public. Contemporary Cuban art dominates the collection. As well as viewing some of these vibrant pieces, a visit here is a good excuse to see the inside of the Casa de Aldeman. Note the frescoes and ornate ceilings, as well as the grand staircase. In the center of the City.

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    Museo Nacional de Lucha Contra Bandidos

    Museo Nacional de Lucha Contra Bandidos

    A distinctive landmark in Trinidad, the Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco with its pretty yellow and green bell tower claims an eventful history. Built in 1813 by the Franciscans, this former convent was taken over and turned into a parish church in the mid 1800s and later became a jail before much of the structure was torn down in the 1920s. Only some of the outer buildings and the bell tower still stand. Today, this picturesque building accommodates the Museo Nacional de Lucha Contra Bandidos (National Museum of the Struggle against Bandits). Fans of Cuba's revolutionary history should devote some time to explore the intriguing exhibits here. On display are photographs, documents, and equipment associated with the counter revolutionary forces or 'bandits' of 1959 and the problems and battles that ensued. After browsing the museum, sightseers can lighten the mood atop the bell tower, which affords beautiful views over the city.

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    Salto del Caburni | Day Trip

    Salto del Caburni

    Surrounding Trinidad are the emerald peaks of the Sierra del Escambray with some rewarding hikes. Here, in the Topes de Collantes National Park, nature lovers can embark on a challenging trail to the 75-meter waterfall of Salto del Caburni. The trail is about 5 to 6 kilometers round trip through a forest of palms and pine trees where hikers can spot hummingbirds, woodpeckers, insects, and beautiful tropical plants. Once at the falls, visitors can cool off in the crisp waters of the swimming hole. Hikers should wear appropriate shoes as the trail can be narrow and steep. Note that during the dry season, the falls are less impressive. Easy Day Trip.

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    Valle de los Ingenios | Day Trip

    Valle de los Ingenios

    East of Trinidad, on the road to Sancti Spiritus, lies the lush Valle de los Ingenios with gorgeous scenery of green sugar cane fields, palms trees, and mountains. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the valley, also known as Valle de San Luis, contains relics and monuments from the 19th century when slave-tended sugar cane plantations and mills flourished here. Tours of the valley should include a number of key sights. The Mirador de La Loma del Puertos, an elevated lookout, offers impressive views of the entire Valle de los Ingenios. Also not to be missed is the 44-meter high Manaca Iznaga tower. Visitors can climb the tower for more views, and dine at the restaurant in the house next door. Another historic house turned restaurant is the Casa Guachinango, owned in the 18th century by Don Mariano Borrell, a well-known name in the history of the region. Here, visitors will find another beautiful view of the landscape, which also takes in the river, Rio Ay. A tourist train runs through the valley from Trinidad, and sightseers can also explore the valley by car or horseback, with or without a guide. Easy Day Trip.

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    Biblioteca Villena

    Biblioteca Villena

    Library Villena located in the town of Sancti Spiritus, province Sancti Spiritus library villena located on the Street maximum Gomez No. 1, corner to Manolo Solano of the city of Sancti spirits. with Dome bathed in gold and walls decorated style neocolonial, large Windows & doors, make reader feel comfortable in an environment of wisdom and knowledge.

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    Casa de la Trova

    Casa de la Trova

    House of trova located in the town of Sancti Spiritus, province Sancti Spiritus House trova Sancti Spiritus the House of trova is on the Street Fernando Hernandez echerri No. 29 city Sancti spirits. place to share between Bohemians and guitars, where Queen spontaneity, talk without prohibitions or tricks. is welcome who come and join the group where vibrate ropes. the House of trova has a site for those free spirits. there you can listen music or buy recorded.

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    Iglesia Parroquial Mayor, Sancti Spíritus

    Iglesia Parroquial Mayor, Sancti Spíritus

    Discover the Iglesia Parroquial Mayor Church, the most visited by international tourists in Cuba. The Iglesia Parroquial Mayor Church is the oldest temple in Cuba. Originally it was built in Pueblo Viejo, close to the Tuinicú River, and it was built in wood. Due to the growth of the city in 1680, its location was changed to the current one being built with lime and pebble. Nowadays is one of the colonial jewels of Romanesque and Baroque style, most visited by the international tourism. In 1977 it was declared National Monument. Its 40 meter height and its stands of 103 steps are two of the most outstanding aspects of its architecture, just as its chapel, which in the second half of the 17th century was attacked by pirates, who took with them sacred vases, liturgical ornaments and the famous golden pigeon. Its main entrance is also known as the Forgiveness Gate due to a known legend. The story goes that there it was buried a grumpy lady who requested it in her deathbed with the intention of, with the visitors steps over her body, gaining God’s forgiveness for one day.

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    La Canchánchara

    La Canchánchara

    The canchánchara located in the town of Sancti Spiritus, province Sancti Spiritus the canchánchara is not more than a drink of heaven that helps awakening the mood, prepared with honey, lemon and spirits Tiller. this drink the took the mambises in Mount. the time now is prepared in Tavern that carries the same name. served in small vessels mud Red, like the cane juice. all these drinks have their space in the canchánchara. Tavern we can find on the Street actual jigüe of the city of Sancti Spiritus.

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    Museo Arte Colonial

    Museo Arte Colonial

    Museum Colonial art located in the town of Sancti Spiritus, province Sancti Spiritus the Museum of art Colonial appointed as well as the House of the hundred doors is located on the Street plácido number 74 between guairo and Pancho Jimenez corresponding to the city of Sancti Spiritus, located in the most transcendental building of the historical Center city of the city. the Museum is representative of the largest flashes of the period of domination Spanish, provides a ostentatious look to the decoration and furniture a great mansion the years 1750 with a hundred doors, where he lived the heavy family iznaga. interiors contain collections of luxurious parts as porcelain French, English, German and Spanish, of oil paintings and fans and in the music room, is one of the pianos oldest of Cuba. the old owners of the House decorated his Palace with stained glass Windows, lamps that hang roof as Crystal chandeliers, precious Woods and everything your sumptuousness allowed.

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    Puente Yayabo

    Puente Yayabo

    Bridge yayabo located in the town of Sancti Spiritus, province Sancti Spiritus bridge on the River yayabo, represents to Cuba a National monument, with more than half a century of existence. located in the Street Jesus Menendez and July 26 of the city of Sancti Spiritus. launched on 12 June 1825, stands majestic and solid bridge on the River yayabo. identified by their 5 arches ranging decreasing in height, from the Center of the River to canyons. account history that a troll black and bembón hid under the bridge, it had to be sure under this mole brick, and proud, because there is another bridge in the country of Cuba that afincará about five arcades Romanesque.

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    Subir a la torre de Manaca Iznaga | Day Trip

    Subir a la torre de Manaca Iznaga

    Upload to the tower manaca iznaga in Southern Cuba, in the Valley of the Mills, you'll find yourself for a landscape wrought by the culture of sugarcane from the eighteenth century. of all plantations that one day poblaron the area, highlights the Treasury manaca iznaga, in which is preserved the House of the owner, a spectacular tower and some of the barracks in which they lived slaves working the Earth. in addition to explore the past Colonial, don't you can go without up until the tallest tower 45 meters that one day, was the tallest structure of Cuba. to his feet you will find the tower that the crowned with which announced the beginning and end of the working day. if you don't feel like a long walk or complicarte to reach, making the steam train walking the Valley of the Mills sugar and get off in stop manaca iznaga.

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    Montar a caballo | Day Trip

    Montar a caballo

    Riding on a plantation sugar near Trinidad life in Trinidad is still strongly related to the field and routines. maybe that's why horses are present in a daily basis of this Colonial city. climb to one of these mounts to explore the Valley, trails to the shadow of handles or waterfall the pylon. take the bathing suit and towel to give you a bathroom in the pool natural that there is below the waterfall. 'you'll be as new!

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    Topes de Collantes | Day Trip

    Topes de Collantes

    Enjoy the natural Cuban paradise in its purest form in Topes de Collantes and visit its numerous attractions. The Topes de Collantes Natural Park is located in Sierra del Escambray Range, which has a height of 800 meter above the sea level. The Pico San Juan PIke is the highest one, with 1140 meters height. It counts with a natural protected beautiful landscape which also has a high scientific value for the botanic and the ecology, where inhabit numerous endemic species of the flora and fauna as the pine forests, bamboo or eucalyptus. The dictator Fulgencio Batista founded Topes de Collantes in 1937 and ordered to build the highway to Trinidad. The area was the scenario of battles through different ages, besides a refuge for the rebels commanded by Che Guevara during the fights against Batista and protagonist in the raising of the oppositor of Fidel Castro. One of the most visited attractions in Topes de Collantes is it spa. A touristic center for resting and health located in the middle of Sierra de Escambray Range, visited by patients who go looking for anti-stress treatments, rehabilitation, massages… Another of the most important ones are hiking and mountaineering. The Salto del Carbuní is the most popular route among the visitors of the area, flowing through the café plantations for two and a half kilometers, watching traditional houses, cliffs and ending up in a beautiful waterfall. Another of the best-known ones it Vegas Grandes, which fnishes in Salto de Soroa, a spectacular puddle where you can refresh yourself by the end of the tour. Following the relaxin and medicinal theme of the area of Topes de Collantes, we can visit La Batata, a high place with views which waters count with medicinal properties, or the Hacienda Codina Plantation House, a wonderful ranch which will surprise us with its medicinal mud bathes, its bamboo forests, the Altar cave, the Enamorados Island… and all that finished in a natural overlook from where you can see the whole Ingenios Valley. You can also visit two museums of the area: the Coffee Museum and the Contemporary Cuban Art Museum. On the first one you can see an exhibition of the history of the cultivation of the coffee and try its speciality. The second one treasures a valuable collection of more than 60 plastic of the 80s avant-garde works.