I've been to Trinidad three times over the last 10 years, two times were during the last 6 months. It's truly a beautiful little city that's a must see in my opinion. The Plaza Mayor, with it's homes from the 18th and 19th centuries, is one of the most beautiful that I've seen in Cuba. Many of the mansions in the Plaza were owned by rich landowners that made their money from the sugar and slave trade. The sugar cane was planted in the nearby Valle de los Ingenios. Today those mansions have been turned into museums for all of us to visit. Unfortunately I had too many things to do outside the city and not enough time to actually enter any of the buildings. Fortunately I had time to take plenty of pictures. The city was founded in 1514, the third Spanish settlement in Cuba, and declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. A lot has happened during those 500 years but it seems like time stood still in Trinidad and nowhere is that more evident than here at Plaza Mayor in the heart of the Colonial part of the city. It's considered the second most important square in the country, Havana's Plaza de La Catedral is number one. I hope you enjoy the pictures and if you get the opportunity, visit this city and stay at least 3 days.
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