I visited Cuba in July, my last trip/country on my GAP-year. Needless to say, Trinidad was my favourite place in Cuba, together with Vinales. Out of all the places we visited in Cuba, Trinidad is definitely at the top of my list. I was so sad to leave this beautiful town and wished I could have stayed here for the rest of the trip!
If you haven’t seen or heard of Trinidad before – no worries! I’ll be showing you why it’s an absolute beauty and must see, during your holiday in Cuba!
Trinidad is one of Cuba’s most preserved cities. Located on the south side of the country’s centre, nestled between mountains and ocean. Trinidad and the Valley de Los Ingenios were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Trinidad seems so relaxed, as if it’s frozen in time. I loved wandering the cobblestone streets and getting lost in between all the colourful buildings. It has a completely different vibe than Havana!
If you’re looking for an amazing view of the city and the surrounding mountains, make you’re way down to the Palacio of Cantero and climb the top of the Bell Tower for some magnificent views! The entrance fee to the museum is $2 CUC, I highly recommend it!
Valley de Los Ingenios
Located just outside of Trinidad, you can visit the Valley de Los Ingenios, also known as the valley of the sugar cane mills. This was once a thriving centre of sugar production on a huge scale – sugar cane is still processed here, but MUCH less.
Casa de la Musica
Looking for a outdoor venue with live music and drinks? Casa de la Musica is the place to be then! Located in the Plaza Major, Casa de la Musica is an awesome place to end your night in Trinidad! You can pay a $1 CUC entrance fee to watch the show, or just sit on the steps to soak up the Cuban ambience. The music and dancing was so uplifting and anyone can join in!
Have a lovely Sunday!