Visiting the beautiful city of Trinidad is like entering a time warp.
The city was founded in 1514 by the Spanish conquistador Diego Velasquez and became a major centre for trading sugar and slaves for almost 200 years. The wealth generated by the landowners during this region's dark past is reflected in the treasure trove of colonial architecture found in Trinidad's colonial centre, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
A long period of isolation from 1850 to the 1950s has protected the city from development leaving the original layout largely unchanged.
Extensive restoration work can be seen throughout the colonial centre and work continues today down to the finest details such as street lights and the whitewashed railings surrounding the main square.
Suggested itineraries featuring Trinidad
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Trinidad, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Trinidad
Places & hotels on the map
Places near Trinidad
- Sancti Spiritus 36 miles away
- Cienfuegos 39 miles away
- Santa Clara 43 miles away
- Cayo Las Brujas 74 miles away
- Cayo Ensenachos 82 miles away
- Northern Cayes 83 miles away
- Cayo Santa Maria 88 miles away
- Varadero 123 miles away
- Camaguey 137 miles away
- Havana 178 miles away
- Las Terrazas 203 miles away
- Cayo Levisa 239 miles away
- Western Cuba 242 miles away
- Viñales 245 miles away
- Playa Esmeralda 269 miles away
- Guardalavaca 272 miles away
- Maria la Gorda 290 miles away
- Santiago de Cuba 297 miles away
Accommodation choices for Trinidad
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Trinidad. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Ideas for experiencing Trinidad
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Trinidad, and which use the best local guides.