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Information about Trinidad, Cuba
Trinidad is located in Sancti Spiritus, a province in the middle of Cuba. Of all the Caribbean cities, Trinidad is one of the oldest. It was of the seven original cities of Cuba, being established in 1514 by the Spanish.
The city’s well kept architecture led to UNESCO announcing Trinidad as a World Heritage Site in 1988. In the whole of Latin America, it may be said that Trinidad displays some of the most excellent colonial architecture.
Like the majority of urban areas throughout Spain and Latin America, city life is centered upon the Plaza Mayor. In Trinidad, the Santisima Church is located here. Inside the church the “Cristo de la Vera Cruz” can be found – a Cuban religious treasure. Additionally, a spectacular marble altar devoted to the Virgin of Mercy is found here.
There are three palaces in Trinidad: the Cantero, the Borrell and the Palace of Count Brunet. The latter is the most renowned since it exhibits crystals and other precious stones which date back to the Romantic Period (after the industrial revolution). The treasures were taken from factories around Europe.
Ancón beach, with its white sands and crystal waters warmed by the Caribbean sun, is a great place for water sport enthusiasts. The beach is especially famous for its scuba diving opportunities with over thirty renowned spots for going underwater and observing some fascinating sea creatures.
Trinidad may be described as a blend of history, culture and leisure. The amiability and cheeriness of the Cuban people will ensure that everyone who visits Trinidad is sure to have an unforgettable experience, whether travelling for work or leisure.