The City Museum of Cuba, originally named "Villa de la Santísima Trinidad" lies in the central part of the country in the Sancti Spiritus Province. Fascinating, elegant and colorful the city is a unique destination for all kind of travelers. Trinidad has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and it reflects its majestic past in the splendor of the 18th and 19th centuries. This colonial architecture jewel is the perfect place for those interested in the island’s colonial past.

Nestled between the Escambray Range, to the North, and the Caribbean Sea, to the South, Trinidad gives possibilities for ecological activities like hikes, horse riding, swimming in waterfalls and bird watching in the mountainous areas as well as snorkeling and diving at the sea crystal waters.

The Valley of Ingenios: Placed at the East of Trinidad the well conserved ruins of an ancient ingenio take you back into the days when slaves worked the cane fields. Here the sugar cane production became industrialized at the end of the 18th beginning 19th century under impulse of the slave trader Pedro Iznaga. The stunning, 146-foot-high Iznaga Tower, built in his hacienda around 1840, were used to call the slaves to work.

Ancon Beach: Its warm waters and pure white sand are a standing invitation for visitors to enjoy of a tropical sunny day. Ancon Beach has more than 30 dive spots for those who love diving or other water sports. From the marina visitors can also take a day excursion on a boat to one of the deserted keys in front of the coast. Cayo Blanco (White Key), 9 km southeast is famous for its kaleidoscopic variety of corals, sea fans, sponges and gorgonians.

Topes de Collantes: In the Escambray Range some 20 kilometers from Trinidad is the ecotourism and health centre Topes de Collantes, famous for its curative spa. This huge mountainous area treasures the largest artificial lake of Cuba, the Zaza Dam (reserved for trout fishing) and the Caburni Waterfalls, the longest falls in Cuba where adventure visitors can swim through rapids and underneath waterfalls. This zone whose slopes swathed in Caribbean pines and an abundance of ancient tree ferns, bamboo and eucalyptus are protected is perfect for nature tourism and bird watching.

At Trinidad City visitors can enjoy of many attractions. We suggest you:

The Canchánchara: An 18th-century building houses this typical house of infusions. It’s famous for its cocktail of the same name Canchánchara, made from rum, lemon, water and honey.

Brunet Palace or Romantic Museum: Formerly the residence of the wealthy Borrel family, the Palacio Brunet now houses the Romantic Museum. Most fine objects on display once belonged to the founder of the family and reveal the 19th-century aristocrats’ customs. The museum’s 14 rooms all face the courtyard gallery with its elegant balustrade. Carrara marble floors, coffered ceilings, Neo-Classical decorations, precious wooden furnishings make the museum an interesting place to visit.

Colonial Architecture's Museum: Being the only one of its type in Cuba, the Museum is housed in an 18th-century mansion which belonged to the Sánchez-Iznaga family. It covers the different types of architectural elements seen in Trinidad and illustrates the building techniques used during the Colonial period. There is a collection of instruments, accessories, and building materials used by then. The mansion features a lovely portico with slim columns, a wrought-iron balustrade and wooden beams.

Cantero Palace or Municipal Historic Museum: This early 19-century building is one of the most sumptuous Neo-Classical gems now housing the Historic Museum of the city. It recounts the history of Trinidad through exhibits, maps, and monuments related to different regionally important themes such as the Cantero family, the plantations of the Valle de los Ingenios (Sugar Mills Valley), the slave trade and the wars of independence. On the top of the building’s tower, there is a vantage point with a commanding view of the historic center.

Plaza Mayor: Trinidad main square Plaza Mayor is surrounded by craft makers. The museums and buildings facing it give a more historic ambience to the suspended-in time feel of this city.

Trinidad conserves some of the oldest religious temples of Cuba. Visit: Iglesia Parroquial Mayor Santísima Trinidad, the Ermita de Santa Ana, and the Ermita de la Candelaria de la Popa del Barco.

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