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 gallery, handicraft market, ceramics shop, bar and restaurant.

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1. Iglesia de Santa Ana

0.05 MILES

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…

2. Maqueta de Trinidad

0.37 MILES

Opened in 2014 and encased in the beautifully restored Casa Frias, this scale model of Trinidad's casco histórico displays amazing attention to detail …

4. 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…

5. Galería de Arte Benito Ortiz

0.41 MILES

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…

6. Museo Romántico

0.42 MILES

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…

7. Plaza Mayor

0.42 MILES

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

8. Museo de Arqueología Guamuhaya

0.45 MILES

On the northwestern side of Plaza Mayor is this odd mix of stuffed animals, native bones and vaguely incongruous 19th-century kitchen furniture.