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  • 1 Plaza Mayor Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza Mayor

    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..

  • 2 Palacio Brunet Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Plaza Mayor

    Built between 1740 and 1808, this large ochre residence was the home of Spanish count Nicolás de la Cruz Brunet. Today it houses the Museo Romántico. This important collection of 19C furniture and decorative arts recreates an aristocratic Cuban inter..

  • 3 Palacio Cantero Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    423 Calle Simón Bolívar 423

    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..

  • 4 Sierra del Escambray Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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..

  • 5 Casa Padrón Interesting

    Museums and art

    Plaza Mayor

    Built in 1801, this residence is today the Museo de Arqueología Guamuhaya. Guamuhaya is the original name of the mountain range more commonly known as the "Sierra del Escambray". The museum primarily deals with the pre-Coloumbian period wit..

  • 6 Palacio de Ortíz Interesting

    Museums and art

    33 Calle Rubén Martínez Villena 33

    This is the only residence dating from the 19C on Plaza Mayor and has an interesting history; it was built on the ruins of a palace belonging to a famous conquistador who went into exile in Mexico in 1518. Modernity prevails here; it houses the Galer..

  • 7 Casa de los Sánchez Interesting

    Museums and art

    Plaza Mayor

    A fascinating introduction to the island of Trinidad. Every historical fact relating to its architecture and ornaments is explained in passionate detail. Visitors will learn, among other building secrets, how artisans made tiles. Located in two fine ..

  • 8 Museo de la Lucha contra Bandidos Interesting

    Museums and art

    67 Calle Echerri 67

    Visible from afar, the proud yellow bell tower is a vestige of the former convent of San Francisco de Asís (18C), which has had a tumultuous history. Used as a henhouse, briefly a school, then a barracks, it today has a new vocation: to record the wa..

  • 9 Ancón Peninsula Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    The two white sandy beaches of this peninsula are undoubtedly the pleasantest on the south coast. The site of numerous hotels, Playa Maríab Aguilar and Playa Ancón comprise some 4km of pale sand. Offshore, its coral reef is a popular dive site.

  • Sensible footwear and swimming gear are in order for a visit to the Parque Natural Topes de Collantes (altitude 700m). With an average temperature around 20° it is ideal for walking. Shaded by a luxuriant vegetation of creepers with the sound of wild..

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