Trinidad is a colonial gem on the central cost of Cuba and a place where not much has changed. The village has outstanding examples of 18th- and 19th-century colonial architecture. In 1988 was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the early 19th century, during a sugar boom, wealthy Spanish merchants built the village. Therefore, they invested their assets in opulent single-storey houses with Moorish-style patios.
Trinidad is one of Cuba’s most artistic villages. In fact, the central streets are plenty of galleries and shops with handcrafted goods. The village has large open squares, vibrant and colourful buildings, cobblestone streets and classic old vehicles.
One of the unique experience that travellers can have in Cuba is to book “casas particulares”. These are simple local accommodations, in colonial buildings and often they have garden patios. For instance, tourists can stay with local families and experience the real cuban life. Normally these accommodations have a small blue sign on the door.
Nearby Trinidad, there are gorgeous beaches, hiking trails and it is possible to visit sugar cane plantations. For example, one of the nearest beaches is Playa Ancón, with blue water, white sand and palm trees. Moreover, the Topes de Collantes is a nature reserve where to find caves, waterfalls and endemic species.
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