Things to see and do - Trinidad
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Trinidad Travel guide
Trinidad : Michelin's recommendations
After impressive beginnings in the 1500s, and a period of prosperity until the 1850s, Trinidad shut itself off; a godsend for 21C visitors. The essence of Cuba, this Sleeping Beauty of a town is awaking in perfect preservation. Granted Unesco World Heritage site status in 1988, it has been spruced up, revitalising its delicately toned façades. In its little unevenly paved streets lined by Andalucian-style buildings, there is unparalleled charm, especially by night when the day trippers are gone.
Tourist attractions Trinidad : Things to see and do
All streets seem to lead to Plaza Mayor, a spot it is hard to tire of. Watched over by two bronze greyhounds and divided up into gardens shaded by gracious palm trees, this central square basks in the sun, surrounded by some jewels of Baroque archite..
5km from Trinidad, stop at mirador de la Loma for a first look at the verdant Sierra del Escambray, where Che Guevara did valiant deeds from 1958 to 1965. 100km long, its highest point is the 1 140m-high San Juan peak. Though of modest altitude, it i..
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Built in 1828 by a planter whose fortune was ill-gotten, this palace is as beautiful as its owner was unscrupulous. A fine example of architecture for aristocratic patrons, it is embellished with Italian-inspired frescoes. This well-proportioned buil..