Valle de los Ingenios attractions

Museum in Valle de los Ingenios

Manaca Iznaga

Founded in 1750, this important estate is the focal point of the valley. It was purchased in 1795 by Pedro Iznaga, who became one of Cuba's wealthiest men through slave trafficking. Next to the hacienda, a 44m-high …
Viewpoint in Valle de los Ingenios

Mirador de la Loma del Puerto

Six kilometers east of Trinidad on the road to Sancti Spíritus, this 192m-high lookout provides the best eagle-eye view of the valley with – if you're lucky – a steam train chugging through its midst. This being Cub…
Historic Site in Valle de los Ingenios

San Isidro de los Destiladeros

After lengthy excavations, the ruins of this once grand sugar mill are accessible to the public. Dating from the early 1830s and sophisticated for its time, the mill belongs to the pre-industrial age and functioned …
Landmark in Valle de los Ingenios

Casa Guachinango

Three kilometers beyond the Manaca Iznaga, on the valley's inland road, is an old hacienda built by Don Mariano Borrell toward the end of the 18th century. The building now houses a restaurant. Río Ay is just below,…
Landmark in Valle de los Ingenios

Sitio Guáimaro

Seven kilometers east of the Manaca Iznaga turnoff, travel for another 2km south and you'll find the former estate of Don Mariano Borrell, a wealthy early 19th-century sugar merchant. The seven stone arches on the f…