Trinidad is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Cuba. It has everything or almost everything a tourist could want for a leisure trip: a city with history, architecture, culture and tradition; fine sandy beaches with transparent seawater and mountains rich in native flora and fauna, stunning landscapes and even a different climate compared to the rest of the island, truly welcoming.
Trinidad was founded in 1514 by Spanish colonists, it was considered a city of “contraband”. Also known as the Museum City, many consider it perfectly preserved. For instance, the streets in the historic centre of the city are kept cobbled, making it difficult for cars to circulate or to walk in heels. The colonial architecture remains practically intact. Houses of this style still display high ceilings, large interior courtyards and spacious rooms.
Trinidad was declared a National Monument and on December 8, 1988, UNESCO granted the City of Trinidad and its Valle de Los Ingenios the category of World Heritage.
Among the best places to visit in Trinidad are The Plaza Mayor (Main Square), with its Major Church of the Holy Trinity; the Colonial Architecture Museum, the Trova House and the Music House, to enjoy Cuban music. Also are of interest Ancon beach, the Los Ingenios valley and Topes de Collantes.