Museums of Trinidad
Posted by Caribbean Casas on June 4th, 2018
A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988, Trinidad is well worth a day trip from your villa in Cuba. It will seem as though you have stepped in to a treasure trove of history and architectural wonders. Nowhere else on the island is the Cuban culture as evident as it is here, with locals chatting and socialising on the cobblestones against a backdrop of brightly coloured buildings.
When compared with the city of Havana, Trinidad is relatively small, which makes it perfect for exploring as a day trip, or as a shorter weekend away. There is so much to see in such a small space, with new sights and experiences around every corner, it is no wonder it is a popular spot for Cuban vacation rentals.
Thanks to the upkeep of the town’s antiques and the large number of collections, it remains one of the best-preserved cities in the whole of the Caribbean region. Each of its many museum deserves a visit, many of which show artefacts that date back hundreds of years, and provides a great insight into the city’s rich and varied history.
Museum of History- This museum is housed in a stunning mansion and contains a huge collection of 19th century artefacts. You are able to find out more about the Borrell family who once lived in the mansion, and then once you are done looking at the exhibits, climb to the top of the tower for views of the city.
Museum of Colonial Architecture- Located in Plaza Mayor, the real historical heart of the city, you will be able to find the Museum of Colonial Architecture. The museum is housed in a stunning colonial palace which was built in 1738, and contains a range of 19th century artefacts.
Romantic Museum- Like most of the museums in the city, this is also housed in a mansion named the Palacio Brunet, which dates back to the 1740s. The museum presents visitors with many items that relate to the lives of wealthy slave owners, as well as a range of 18th century antiques.
These are just a few of the many museums that you can find in the streets of Trinidad, although many people comment that just wondering though the city is like being in an open-air museum itself.
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