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Trinidad: A Museum City in Central Cuba

The dynamic development of tourism in the largest Antillean Island, the fastest-growing sector in Cuba's economy over the past few years, has been accompanied by the incorporation of new options linked to such offers as sun, beaches, culture, history and traditions.

Based on over five centuries of history, the leisure industry takes advantage of visitors' interest in learning the most varied details about the Caribbean Island, which boasts singular attractions like the city of Trinidad.

Situated in the central province of Sancti Spiritus, the formerly called Villa de la Santísima Trinidad was founded in 1514 and was one of the first seven villages the Spanish conquistadors founded in the Cuban archipelago.

Trinidad, also known as Cuba's Museum City, has the privilege of being one of the country's colonial cities, and has one of the most complete and well-preserved architectural environments in the American continent.

Declared World Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1988, and a must in the conquest of new territories during Spanish colonial times, Trinidad was founded on the banks of the Guaurabo River, where the Spaniards found an aboriginal population they use as slave labor force, fertile lands and excellent ports to prepare their expeditions.

Big, comfortable colonial-style houses, palaces where luxury and waste went hand in hand to integrate into Cuban colonial art, turn Trinidad into an undisputable urban and architectural crown jewel.

Trinidad
María Aguilar Beach, Trinidad.
Diving center. Ancón Beach.

The characteristic decoration of Trinidad's houses is based on neoclassic ornamentation, which is shown in murals, molds, wooden frameworks and beautiful iron-wrought railings. All of these constitute one of the city's major charms.

A true treasure containing the most varied wealth, the village expanded its limits in the 16th century, due to the incipient development of the sugar industry, and grew into an urban nucleus of singular iron-wrought railings, beautiful buildings and cobblestone streets.

According to history, the site chosen by Conqueror Diego Velázquez to found the village was where the Martí Park is currently located. It was there where the first mass was officiated by Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, under the shadow of a big "jigüe" tree.

In the 17th century, major economic activities began developing in the village, including cattle raising, tobacco growing and smuggling. The sugar industry became a key economic sector in the 18th century, and in 1827 Trinidad was the city with the largest number of brick and tile houses per inhabitant in Cuba.

Highly coveted by corsairs and pirates sailing in the Caribbean Sea, Trinidad accumulated a glorious history of fights against that scourge, which was very common at the time.

It is due to all those attractions and its first-class hotel infrastructure that Cuba's Museum City has become a must for thousands of vacationers visiting the largest Antillean Island every year.

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“Guamuhaya” Archeological Museum
Museums

Calle Simón Bolívar No. 457, Plaza Mayor

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Architectural Museum of Trinidad
Museums

Calle Ripalda No. 83 e/ Fernando Hernández y Ruben Martínez Villena

Sancti Spiritus
Casa de la Cultura Trinitaria
Places of Interest

Calle Francisco J. Zerquera No. 406

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Historical Center of Trinidad and the Valley of Sugar Cane Mills
World Heritage Sites

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House of Aldemán Ortiz (Art Gallery)
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Calle Rubén Martínez Villena No. 43

Sancti Spiritus
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (Ermita de la Popa)
Places of Interest

Trinidad

Sancti Spiritus
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco de Paula
Places of Interest

Calle Fernando Hernández esq. a Piro Guinart

Sancti Spiritus
Municipal Museum of Trinidad (Cantero Palace)
Museums

Calle Simón Bolívar No. 423

Sancti Spiritus
National Museum of the Struggle against Bandits
Museums

Calle Fernando Hernández esq. a Piro Guinart

Sancti Spiritus
Old Villa of the Holy Trinidad
Urban Historic Centers

Trinidad

Sancti Spiritus
Parish Church of Holy Trinity
Churches-Places of Cult

Calle Francisco J. Zerquera No. 456

Sancti Spiritus
Romantic Museum (Brunet Palace)
Museums

Calle Fernando Hernández Echemendía No. 52, Plaza Mayor

Sancti Spiritus
Santa Ana Church and Square
Places of Interest

Trinidad

Sancti Spiritus
Tower of the Old Sugar Cane Mill Manacas-Iznaga
Monuments

Carretera de Trinidad a Sancti Spiritus

Sancti Spiritus
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Brisas Trinidad del Mar
Beach

Península de Ancón

Sancti Spiritus
Club Amigo Ancón
Beach

Carretera María Aguilar, Playa Ancón

Sancti Spiritus
Club Amigo Costasur
Beach

Playa María Aguilar, Península Ancón

Sancti Spiritus
Las Cuevas
Nature

Finca Santa Ana

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Ma´ Dolores
Nature

Carretera Trinidad-Cienfuegos km 2

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Cayo Blanco
Diving centers

Península de Ancón, Marina Trinidad

Sancti Spiritus
Marina Trinidad
Marinas

Carretera Maria Aguilar, Península Ancón

Sancti Spiritus
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Manacas-Iznaga
Cuban cuisine

Carretera de Sancti Spíritus Km. 12, Valle de Los Ingenios

Sancti Spiritus
Plaza Mayor
International cuisine

Calle Ruben Martínez Villena esq. a Francisco J. Zerquera

Sancti Spiritus
Plaza Santa Ana
International cuisine

Calle Santo Domingo y Santa Ana

Sancti Spiritus
Ranchón La Boca
Fish and seafood

Playa La Boca

Sancti Spiritus
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Taberna La Canchánchara
Bar

Calle Ruben Martínez Villena esq. a Pablo Pichs

Sancti Spiritus
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