Timeless Beauty of Trinidad – Cuba

Speaking of timeless charm stirred by the imperial legacy is what defines the romantic city of Trinidad. This Cuban city is abuzz with ethereal monuments that are significant of the Baroque, Neo-Classical and also the Moorish period influences on the architectural styles especially to be found in the Old Town of Trinidad. The Old Town of Trinidad is especially significant as one can over here spectacle the biggest church across all the Cuban territories.

Trinidad city

Known as the Islesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad, this iconic building of both religious and historic significance started its building work in the year of 1817, and almost after a seventy year in the year 1892, the work marked its completion, which till date awe-inspires the countless number of visitors marveling at the grandeur of the structure. Much like a jewel in the crown of Cuba, the Islesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad is also acknowledged by the prestigious UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Along with the church, the closely situated vicinity of San Luis Valley is also under the wing of the UNESCO which boasts an array of charming sights in the form of enigmatic olden days’ castles and also the many slave-homes.

Islesia Parroquial de la Santisima

Flocking along the shores of Trinidad’s sandy beaches would only heighten the joy-ride, abuzz with some activity or the other; or what could be better than just basking under the sun soaking in all the goodness of nature.

The city of Trinidad in Cuba is caught in a sort of timelessness and boasts a quaint vibe which remains embedded in its heart. Right from the cobblestone paths and the winding lanes gives the city an old-town feel, ranging as nostalgic to the era of the fifties. The quaint vibe is courtesy the unwillingness of the Cuban government to appreciate any modern expansion. This long-sightedness has prevented Trinidad from losing its original charm and peculiarity.

Founded in the year of 1514, Trinidad was one of the original seven ‘Villas’ to be conceived by the Spanish Conquistador Diego Velázquez. Much revered in the history of Cuba, the place deserves a special mention.

Conquistador Diego Velázquez

Dating to the early phase of Cuba, it showed tremendous progress in the initial phase, on account of the booming sugar-cane production. The sugar-cane occupation was a source of minting money for those in the profession and went on to invest that money in the huge palaces and mansions which add to the splendors of the valley in which these houses nestle. However, with the passage of time and turbulence caused by the slave masses, the uprising took a heavy toll on the production of sugar that forayed Trinidad in a period of economic crisis.

The many museums that populate Cuba, the visitor can review the cultural, historical, political, social scenes that distinct Cuba from any other place in the world. Boasting rolling hills and mountains along with the palm trees lining the shores infuses a sense of intimacy and authenticity in the spirit of Trinidad.

A holiday in Trinidad Cuba is both relaxing and awe inspiring regardless of whether you tramp down the town side or indulge in a beachy affair.

The best way to explore the city is on foot, and what could be better than treating the Plaza Mayor as your starting point into the heart of the city. Meandering through this historically charged city will be no less than traveling in time. Just there one can even spectacle the UNESCO declared World Heritage Site of Iglesia de la Santísima Trinidad church. Don’t be confused if locals refer to the church as La Parroquíal Mayor.

Moving ahead, once can also find the place of much tourist attraction of Palacio Brunet, that is a striking imperial palace. The interiors of the palace, the Museo Romantico provides an in-depth view into how the affluent families backed by sugary moolah lived in a dash of grandiosity.

Palacio Brunet

If the old fashioned architectural trends fascinate you, then surely a trip to the Museum of Colonial Architecture will be much revered by the history aesthetic traveler. One can also choose to explore the museum through a guided tour that puts light on the facts and figures more comprehensively. Also, it is advisable to included the Municipal Museum in your must-see-agenda of Trinidad Cuba, as it provides interesting insights into the legacy and historic pages of the Cuban lands.

For the beach enthusiasts, there is no better sea-shore than the Ancon Beach. The sparking sands and turquoise waters make it a perfect spot for divers, swimmers and alike. Revel in the beauty as the sun goes down or spectacle the dawning morning from this very beach. One can also alternatively visit the Cayo Blanco beach which is best for the activities of scuba-diving and other such activities.

Cayo Blanco beach

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