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Tradition and history combine in the city of Trinidad, in Sancti Spiritus province, located on the southern coast of central Cuba, 370 kilometers from Havana. It was the third town founded on the island by Spanish settlers in the sixteenth century, in honor of the Holy Trinity. At the same rich sugar planters settled, coffee and livestock in the area, who built mansions and palaces of great beauty. This fascinating destination in turn considered National Monument, is one of the most attractive for those who prefer a holiday in Cuba. The city awakens a renewed interest in visitors, with its cobblestone streets hark back to times of yore, to their churches, mills and mansions-turned-museums.

Detained in the past, Trinidad has one of the most complete colonial architectural and stored in the Americas, an authentic invitation to photograph. Thanks to the rich urban complex of plazas, squares and beautiful buildings dating from the Spanish colonial period, Trinidad has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along the nearby Mill Valley. Visitors can appreciate the architecture of the buildings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as the Brunet Palace and the Cantero Palace, which were built in the era of prosperity of the city, from the sugar trade. It is observed mainly the combination of neoclassical and baroque styles in architecture of the Trinity, witness to a history of opulence. The city of Trinidad is a major tourist attraction on the island. The major sites are located in the historic center, where they are popular visits to the Plaza Mayor, surrounded by the most remarkable houses of the city: the home of Councilman Ortiz, today Benito Ortiz Art Gallery, home of Padron ( Guamuhaya Archaeology Museum), the Palace of Count Brunet (Romantic Museum), and the house of Iznaga Sanchez (Trinity Architecture Museum).

Written by Minna

September 21st, 2010 at 7:40 am

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