Trinidad Walking Tour
Trinidad Walking Tour, Cuba
The compact colonial centre of Trinidad is one of the most sublime in Latin America. The cobbled streets, terracotta rooftops and pastel coloured houses are easily explored in a morning when the light is good for photography and the temperature is still comfortable. The walking tour is completely flexible as you have a private guide so if you have anything specific you want to see just ask.
Typically, you take in the Palacio Cantero, an impressive neo-classical palace owned by a wealthy doctor who used to treat the sugar barons. The building is now the Museo Historico Municipal with a beautiful courtyard and if you climb the rickety steps to the tower you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the city.
The Canchanchara is an 18th century town house with lively music and a bar serving a traditional drink of the same name which is made from lime, water, honey and a healthy portion of rum.
The Palacio Brunet overlooks the tranquil main square, the Plaza Mayor with its distinctive wrought iron railings, towering royal palms and colourful buildings.
The palace now houses the Museo Romantico which displays a fine collection of antique furniture from the colonial period. If you pay the 3 convertible pesos to get to the 2nd floor you can take a beautiful picture of terracotta rooftops stretching away to the tower of the church, which is framed by the mountains in the background.