Trinidad is a true open-air museum, located between the sea and the mountains and with many cultural attractions. Declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988, this city in the central region of Cuba is one of those destinations that must be visited once in a lifetime. To do so, Iberostar offers you one of the best hotels in Trinidad.
By touring the city, you can immerse yourself in the colonial atmosphere of other times, contemplating the baroque and neoclassical buildings and strolling through its cobbled streets. Iberostar invites you to live this experience at the Iberostar Heritage Grand Trinidad, a 5-star hotel for adults only, located in the Sancti Spiritus area and with all the comforts you can imagine.
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Founded in the 16th century, Villa de la Santísima Trinidad de Cuba - this is its full name - is a gift for the senses.
Its religious buildings are one of its main attractions. One of the most notable is the church of San Francisco de Paula. Annexed to a hospital, it was built in the 1800s to become an auxiliary church, a condition it still maintains today. You should not miss the Santa Ana hermitage either, erected in the first quarter of the eighteenth century and rebuilt in 1812.
The Manacas-Iznaga tower, located about 14 km from the city, deserves special credit. Built between 1815 and 1830, this building served as a watchtower for the sugarcane plantations and is also an example of the opulence that reigned the town. Topping its 45 metres in height, was a bell that signaled the beginning and end of work shifts, as well as of the obligatory prayer to the Holy Trinity in the morning, at noon and in the afternoon. In 1978, it acquired the category of National Monument.
From there, you can overlook the Valle de los Ingenios, a 250 km2 plain in the province of Sancti Spíritus. In its interior the valleys of San Luis, Agabama-Méyer and Santa Rosa unfold. Like Trinidad, it is on the World Heritage list since 1988.
Take some time to admire Casa Borrell Iznaga, at number 67 on calle Miguel Calzada, which are the headquarters of the City Curator’s Office or ‘Conservador de la Ciudad‘.
In the heart of Trinidad’s old town, you must take a stop at the Romantic Museum. This institution is located next to the Plaza Mayor and in the old Brunet Palace, a building completed in 1808 and belonging to one of the wealthiest families of the colonial era. Its most notable feature is its beautiful Andalusian patio, considered the most striking in the Antillean country. The ground floor is Mudejar and the upper floor is neoclassical.
Other remarkable museums in Trinidad are the Guamuhaya Archeology Museum or Casa Padrón, also in the Plaza Mayor and located in an 18th century building; the Municipal Museum, in the Cantero Palace, where you will see documents and objects related to the Trinitarian village, and the Museum of Colonial Architecture, in the Plaza Mayor building where the Sanchez Iznaga house previously stood, popularly known as the ‘La Casa Azul’ or ‘Blue House’. Its eight rooms show the urban development of the city during its five centuries of history.
Pay attention to the National Museum of the Fight Against Bandits too, in the convent of San Francisco (18th century), and the Alejandro de Humboldt Museum of Natural Sciences.
In addition to excellent colonial architecture, Trinidad offers an unbeatable opportunity to enjoy nature, where there are some beautiful beaches that will leave the traveler speechless.
One of the most striking is playa de Ancón, a beach which is only 14 km from the hotel. With black volcanic sand and 400 m long, this corner is ideal for sunbathing or diving in the warm waters of the Caribbean. No less recommended is playa María Aguilar, a very peaceful beach, ideal for a couple getaway or for those who thinking about traveling to Trinidad with children. The magnificent tropical climate of the area does the rest.
Visit the inspiring port of Casilda, which served as a refuge for pirates and corsairs in the past, and the idyllic Salto de Caburní, in the Topes de Collantes National Park, which is 15 km from Trinidad. Take the opportunity to cool off in this beautiful waterfall, whose waters flow into an emerald pool.
Are you in search for more peace and quiet during your holiday in Trinidad? In that case, there‘s nothing better than the Sierra de Escambray or Guamuhaya, a mountainous system in the provinces of Sancti Spíritus, Villa Clara and Cienfuegos, in the center of Cuba. Its highest point is Pico Potrerillo, a 931 metre-high peak. This proposal is ideal for hiking.
Las Calaveras cave and Zaza lake, which is the largest artificial lake in Cuba, is a must for fishing enthusiasts. These two places close the list of natural claims.
If you do not want to move from Trinidad, you can stroll through its charming squares, such as Plaza de las Tres Palmitas, Tres Cruces or Carillo. Once there, the calm and the peaceful ways of life of the Antillean country will overwhelm you.
To go shopping in Trinidad, it is advisable to visit the Real Cárcel, a building from 1844 that houses a shopping mall and a center for cultural activities.
At nightfall, take the opportunity to be seduced by Cuban rhythms, thanks to the lively nightlife in downtown Trinidad.
To visit all these places, the Iberostar Heritage Grand Trinidad is a safe bet. Located in the heart of the town, it is part of a spectacular 16th century colonial building that has been completely renovated. Its 40 rooms and suites for adults only, as well as the wide range of personalized services, guarantee a few relaxing days that will suit you down to the ground.
In addition, you can taste the pleasures of Cuban cuisine in its gourmet restaurant with buffet and a la carte options, or relax with live music performances.
Iberostar Heritage Grand Trinidad invites you to live all these emotions firsthand. Make your reservation and let yourself be surprised by an excellent service and a unique location.
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