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Museo Histórico Municipal

Museo Histórico Municipal

Just off Plaza Mayor, this grandiose mansion, Trinidad's main museum, belonged to the Borrell family from 1827 to 1830. Later it passed to a German planter named Kanter, or Cantero, for whom it's now named. The...

Square in Trinidad

Plaza Mayor

Trinidad's remarkably peaceful main square is located in the heart of the casco histórico and is the town's most photographed spot.

Church in Trinidad

Iglesia Parroquial de la Santísima Trinidad

Despite its unremarkable facade, this church on the northeastern side of Plaza Mayor graces countless Trinidad postcards. Rebuilt in 1892 on the site of a church destroyed in a storm, it mixes 20th-century...

Plaza in Trinidad

Plaza Santa Ana

Located on the eponymous square, which delineates Trinidad's northeastern reaches, is a former Spanish prison (1844) that has been converted into the Plaza Santa Ana tourist center. The complex includes an art...

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Casa Templo de Santería Yemayá

You will need some luck to find this religious center in action. While no Santería museum can replicate the ethereal experience of Regla de Ocha (also known as Santería, Cuba's main religion of African origin),...

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Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos

The most recognizable building in Trinidad, this dilapidated pastel-yellow bell tower occupies the former convent of San Francisco de Asís. Since 1986 it's been a museum with photos, maps, weapons and objects...

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Maqueta de Trinidad

Opened in 2014 and encased in the beautifully restored Casa Frias, this scale model of Trinidad's casco histórico displays amazing attention to detail (try to pick out your casa particular – private homestay). A...

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Museo Romántico

The ground floor of the glittering Palacio Brunet was built in 1740, and the upstairs was added in 1808. In 1974 the mansion was converted into a museum with 19th-century furnishings, a fine collection of china...

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Museo de Arquitectura Trinitaria

A public display of wealth sits on the southeastern side of Plaza Mayor in a museum showcasing upper-class domestic architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries. Housed in buildings erected in 1738 and 1785 and...

Gallery in Trinidad

Galería de Arte Benito Ortiz

On the southeastern side of Plaza Mayor, the 19th-century Palacio Ortiz houses an art gallery. It's worth a look for its quality local art, particularly the embroidery, pottery and jewelry. There's also a...

Church in Trinidad

Iglesia de Santa Ana

Grass grows around the domed bell tower, and the arched doorways were bricked up long ago, but the shell of this ruined church (1812) defiantly remains. Looming like a time-worn ecclesiastical stencil, it looks...