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Museo Histórico Municipal

Trinidad's main museum, this grandiose mansion just off Plaza Mayor 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 rundow…
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Topes de Collantes

The rugged 90km-long Sierra del Escambray mountain range, some 20km northwest of Trinidad, has some of Cuba’s best unguided hiking. The Centro de Visitantes offers a free topographical map of the area, and offers gu…
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 touch-ups…
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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 galle…
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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), this…
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Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos

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

Across Calle Simón Bolívar is the glittering Palacio Brunet. The ground floor 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 f…
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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). A resident guide will fi…
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Museo de Arquitectura Trinitaria

Another 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…