Trinidad - interesting
places to visit.
one of the first seven villages founded in th 16th century by
the Spaniards in Cuba. It greatly developed during the 18th
century due to the sugar industry. But when this source of wealth
decayed in the middle of the 19th century, the town and the
nearby Valley of the Sugar Mills were frozen in time. Far from
the rest of the Island, between the sea and the mountains, Trinidad
has preserved a refined vernacular complex of
corner of Trinidad village
a peculiar urban structure with narrow pebbled streets and gracious
The historic sector of Trinidad is
perhaps one of the best preserved in Latin America. Due to its outstanding
values and high level of preservation, it was inscribed as a World
Heritage Site in 1988.
While many of the old palaces and houses have been
restored and are now occupied by cultural or tourism facilities,
a large amount of families still enjoy living their own traditional
The Valley of Sugar Mills
or Valle de los Ingenios.
persisted In the Manacas-
of the Sugar Mills in Trinidad, also inscribed in the World
Heritage list together with Trinidad, owes its name to the many
sugar plantations there located in the 19th century. Currently
some of these plantations, like the Manacas Iznaga or Guaimaro,
have been preserved while others are archaeological sites. An
intangible patrimony of songs, dances and legends realted to
the times of slavery has also
Plantation, a watch tower has turned into a symbol. A typical Cuban
restaurant has been installed in the Plantation House. In the surroundings,
craftspeople make their lives selling handmade table cloths and clothes.
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