Trinidad, Cuba
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Located at the province of Sancti Spiritus in Central Cuba is the town of Trinidad. This town was founded by Diego Velazquez de Cuellar in 1514 and was named Villa De la Santisima Trinidad. Since the year 1988, Trinidad has been a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

Trinidad is one of the most tourist oriented places in the whole of Cuba. That is because the whole town can be compared to a museum. The city boasts of its traditional Spanish architecture which is evident in the old and colorful houses that line the streets. As tourists walk the cobblestone streets, they will see breathtaking palaces and plazas all emblazoned in traditional Cuban design. Exploring the city by foot is a great way to enjoy Trinidad. But a better way of enjoying the beautiful sights of Trinidad is through riding horse drawn carriages called calesas.

The Valley of the Sugar Mills is a must see tourist attraction. It is a vast land with 70 sugar mills which simply proves how important sugar is in their economy. This site has been one of UNESCO’s world heritage sights. Near this area are small islands which have beautiful white sand beaches. One of which is the Ancon beach. Casilda Bay is an excellent spot for snorkeling.

As with other municipals in Cuba, Trinidad is also divided into small barrios. As of the year 2004, it has been recorded that Trinidad has a population of only 73, 466. Other attractions that you just can’t miss are: Playa Arcon, Plaza Mayor, Municipal History Museum, and Santisima Trinidad Cathedral.

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