Postcard from Trinidad, Cuba

Introduction

Want to get a feel for what a Cuban colonial town was like 200 years ago? Then Trinidad is for you. Mind you, lots of other people also like this idea so you'll have plenty of company. But don't let this put you off. Trinidad is well preserved, impressive and buzzing.

Trinidad was declared a World Heritage listed UNESCO site in 1988. The wealth of the town was built on the 19th century sugar industry. And the mansions and other grand buildings that date from that time are still very much in evidence today. 

When you get a little tired from your street meanderings there are plenty of choices for chilling for a bit with a cold cerveza and a spot of people watching. And chances are some local buskers will provide you with a typical Cuban soundtrack.

 typical street in trinidad

typical street in trinidad

 museo romantico on plaza mayor, the central plaza

museo romantico on plaza mayor, the central plaza

 trinidad and the escambray

trinidad and the escambray

 iglesia parroquial de la santisima trinidad

iglesia parroquial de la santisima trinidad

 plaza mejor

plaza mejor

 plaza mejor

plaza mejor

 our casa in trinidad

our casa in trinidad

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