Trinidad, Cuba

Be surprised by Trinidad, the most beautiful city in Cuba, on your way through Sancti Spíritus.

Trinidad, Cuba
Trinidad
© Olivier Devue

Trinidad is one of the most beautiful cities in Cuba. Declared as World Heritage by the UNESCO in 1988. It was the third village founded by the Spanish Crown in Cuba, thanks to Diego Velázquez in 1514. Currently is a city-museum with a great colonial architectural heritage from the 18th and 19th century, among which stand out its narrow paved streets, its beautiful restored buildings, its majestic churches and its wonderful courtyards which give it that traditional colonial atmosphere.

 

Brunet Palace, Trinidad
Brunet Palace
© Rafael Ferro

The city has around 50 mansions and countless buildings worthy to admire as the Iglesia Parroquial de la Santísima Trinidad Parish Church, the Romantic Museum located in the Brunet Palace, the Casa Templo de Yemayá House Temple where there is an altar dedicated to the sea’s deity, and many more interesting places which will doubtlessly trap you.

Trinidad street, Sancti Spíritus
Trinidad street
© Raquel Hernandes

Furthermore, the city is rich regarding squares and plazas as the known Plazuela Las Tres Palmitas Small Square or the Plaza de Santa Ana Square. The last one is located in the Old Town, 500 meters away from the Plaza Mayor Square and it was an access point to the Ingenios Valley. The Plaza Mayor Square of Trinidad was an starting point in the restoration of the 80s and is where you can find the statue of Terpsícore, muse of the dance and the music.

The heritage wealth of Trinidad is owed to the economic expansion of the sugar industry performed by the aristocracy and the famous families of Iznaga, Borrell and Brunel.

We advise you to chat with a Trinitarian, he will tell you fabulous legends about slaves, pirates and hidden treasures. They are people known for being kind and simple, in addition to great hosts.

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