BACK TO THE 60’S

BACK TO THE 60’S

IN TRINIDAD

Trinidad, a small Central Cuban town in Sancti Spíritus province, has over 5 centuries of history hidden under its simple appearance. Registered as the UNESCO’s World Heritage in 1988, the town perfectly maintains its cultural charm since Cuba is one of a few countries that ban American products and technology. The way of life here is a reflection of the bygone days when the internet wasn’t a part of our life and social media was unheard of. Explore the quiet town on foot, take photos of colonial style buildings, chill out by the sea, and get a ride on the classic 1950’s cars. Meeting and talking to the people to learn about local culture and tradition seems like a better idea than learning from the screen. Live a slower life and see happiness at a slower pace.

How To Get There
Getting to Trinidad requires a little more hassle than an ordinary leisure trip. Plan the trip well as multiple airport transits are necessary. The most convenient route takes approximately 35-40 hours from Bangkok is from Suvarnabhumi Airport ( Bangkok , Thailand) >> Chek Lap Kok Airport (Hong Kong ) > > Lester B Pearson Airport (Toronto, Canada) >> Jose Marti – Rancho Boyeros Airport (Havana, Cuba), then catch a bus from La Habana Station to Trinidad.

PLAZA MAYOR (MAIN SQUARE TRINIDAD)

Surrounded by well-preserved historic buildings in the heart of Trinidad, Plaza Mayor is like an outdoor museum to witness the charm of centuries-old colonial architectures in Trinidad.

Address: Plaza Mayor, Calle Cristo

CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY

Church of the Holy Trinity isn’t just a spectacular neo-classic church, but a spiritual center for the people of Trinidad as well. The architectural and cultural landmark was built in 1892 and stands majestically above a hill facing the Bahia de Casilda. Address: Calle Cristo Opening Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM

CONVENTO DE SAN FRANCISCO DE ASÍS

Just a few minutes from the Church of the Holy Trinity, Saint Francis Church also stands uniquely with 42 meters tall bell tower where tourists can climb up to watch the panoramic views of Trinidad. The church also exhibits collections of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara’s belongings.

Address: Plaza Mayor, Calle Cristo
Opening Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM
Entrance Fee: 1.00CUC

MUSEUM OF THE STRUGGLE AGAINST BANDITS

The name Museum of the Struggle Against Bandits hardly rolls of the tongue as sometimes history is told through the eyes of the victor. The stories of Cuba’s struggle against the mighty USA during the cold war between 1959-1965, including the bravery of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, are heroically displayed at the museum.

Address: Echerri 59, Calle Fernando Hernández esq. a Piro Guinart
Opening Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM Closed on Mondays.
Entrance Fee: 1.00CUC

Tip
Fidel Castro and Che Guevara were the two most influential political figures in Cuba during the revolution. The revolution saw US-backed military dictator, Fulgencio Batista, overthrown and his regime cracked down. It’s common to see pictures of Fidel and Che everywhere in the country as the saviors of Cuba.

THE MANACA IZNAGA TOWER

Built 180 years ago by a wealthy merchant, Manaca Iznaga, to watch over 30,000 slaves working in his sugar cane plantation. The tower shoots 45 meters above the ground and 28 meters below ground with 184 steps of stairs. The view from the top floor stretch to the horizon, and it’s a much serene view without ten thousands slaves in the picture.Before you go out to explore the surrounding area, make sure you refuel with some delicious Cuban treat on the ground floor of the tower.

Address: Sancti Spíritus, Valley of the Sugar Mills
Opening Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM
Entrance Fee: 1 CUC

MUNICIPAL HISTORY MUSEUM (CANTERO PALACE)

Renovated from the old residence of Ortiz de Zuniga, the first mayor of Trinidad, The History Museum exhibits different facets of Trinidad history for visitors to learn more about this charming town.

Address: 423 Simón Bolívar
Opening Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM Closed on Fridays.
Entrance Fee: 2.00CU

Where to Eat

MESÓN EL REGIDOR

Enter the yellow and green colonial building of Mesón El Regidor and enjoy Creole food in a friendly atmosphere. The menus are on the mellow side of Cuban food, and it’s easy to lose track of time when you enjoy great food, great Cuban music and great company.

Address: 424 Calle Desengaño, Simón Bolívar
Opening Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM
Tel: +53 41 996456

Where to Stay

BRISAS TRINIDAD DEL MA

Renovated from the old residence of Ortiz de Zuniga, the first mayor of Trinidad, The History Museum exhibits different facets of Trinidad history for visitors to learn more about this charming town.

Address: Peninsula Ancon, Trinidad 62600
Tel: +53 41 996500

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