Trinidad is a confusing name for a city in Cuba since it’s also the name of an island, part of the country of Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad means trinity, so naturally it was a pretty common name for colonial Spanish Catholics to select for churches and places.
Trinidad, Cuba was one of the early colonial cities, founded in 1514. The city housed wealthy sugar barons in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was isolated for much of the 20th century and so the cobblestone streets, colorful architecture, and antique furnishings remained largely intact. Now, Trinidad is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and tourism is on the rise.
Here are my previous posts about our recent trip to Cuba:
- Photos of Entering Cuba
- Book review of Cuban Revelations by Marc Frank
- Photos of the Palacio de Valle
- Book review of Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
- Photos of downtown Cienfuegos
- Food in Cuba
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