Trinidad - a Glimpse of Cuba's Colonial Past
Visit one of the Caribbean's most perfectly preserved colonial towns, Trinidad
No visitor to Cuba should leave without experiencing Trinidad. The town has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988 due to its exceptional preservation. Our Trinidad tour offers a unique opportunity for you to experience the world that the Spanish colonists would have known in the 18th and 19th centuries.
On this two day tour, you'll get to marvel at the architecture in Trinidad, which is an elegant mixture of Moorish, Baroque and Neoclassical styles. Buildings are painted in pastel shades, so exploring the town's streets is a colourful experience. The tour also incorporates lunch at a local restaurant and refreshments in La Canchanchara, one of the town's most popular bars.
The town was extremely wealthy from the late 18th century through to the end of the 19th century due to the booming sugar trade in the surrounding region. This has left Trinidad studded with impressive buildings, ranging from the mansions of sugar barons to Cuba's largest church, the Church of the Holy Trinity. The church, which you will visit on the tour, attracts people from all over the world to worship before its famous wooden statue of Christ, the "Senor de la Vera Cruz".
If you want to learn more about the colonial history of Trinidad, there are several museums in the town that offer insights into various aspects of the region's past. The tour itself takes in a traditional cigar factory, a pottery shop and the early 19th century Iznaga Tower.
The atmosphere in Trinidad is relaxed, with troubadours gently strumming guitars in the sunny plazas and people selling bread from bicycles. A tour around the town makes for a laid-back addition to your Cuban holiday.
Trinidad is also well located for both the Escambray Mountains and Playa Ancon, one of the prettiest beaches on Cuba's southern coast.
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