The City-museum of the sea
Trinidad, as if stopped in time, welcomes its
visitors with the extraordinary beauties of a city-museum located between the
sea and the mountains.
The originally named Villa de la Santísima Trinidad de Cuba, founded in the 16th Century and declared
World's Heritage by UNESCO in 1988, is without a doubt, an architectural jewel
of Cuba and America.
Visiting Trinidad is something you should do when coming to Cuba for its cultural and
historical values and the beauty of the Escambray
mountain area, the beaches and their sea bottoms together with the friendly
people of the town. The whole area comprises 1165 square km.
Trinidad is located in the south center region of Cuba in the mountain sides of
the Guamuhaya or Escambray
mountain range in Sancti Spíritus province. You can get there using the roads
that connect the city to the rest of the country. There is an airport where
small and medium sized planes can land.
In Trinidad are found outstanding historic and
cultural tourist characteristics in both the city and the Valle de los Ingenios, also declared World's heritage by UNESCO. In this
area reigns the calm and peaceful environment of small
cities, where the creative characteristic and wisdom of its people have
contributed to preserve the most important values of the past.
Trinidad is one of those cities inviting you
to walk around it. Its museums,streets
and squares make time travel possible. You should not miss visiting the Manaca-Iznaga tower, from which you can see the whole of
the Valle de los Ingenios, the Ancón
and María Aguilar beaches, the Caburni
waterfall,the Calaveras cave and the Zaza lake or the nearby keys among which stands out Cayo Blanco de Casilda.
There are less than a dozen kilometers between the historic center of
Trinidad and the beaches of the Península of Ancón, washed by the waters of the Caribbean
Sea and considered among the best ones in the south coast of the
island. Its sea bottoms, irregular and with notable concentrations of black
coral, can be explored in more than twenty diving sites; some of them near Cayo Blanco, an isle about 45 minutes away by boat from the
Port of Casilda.