Trinidad in Cuba is Incredible: the Proof is in the Pictures

When Lonely Planet says somewhere is cool and worthy of your precious time, you have to take notice.
They’ve just announced Trinidad in Cuba as one of their ‘Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2014’.

“Tiny Trinidad, sloping between the tropical foothills of the Escambray Mountains and the sparkling Caribbean Sea, is a sherbet-tinged, time-trapped Unesco World Heritage Site, bulging with the best of architectural and decorative wealth from the 19th century – Mudéjar ceilings, French porcelain and Carrara marble floors.”                            – Lonely Planet

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There are thousands of cities in this world of ours, and to see beautiful Trinidad handpicked out was very exciting.

I visited Trinidad in Cuba for four days back in May, and would go back in a heartbeat.
We had no purpose but to chill out, eat and drink. We sat around by day, watching some Cuban bands and supping on our daiquiris.
Afternoon swung by and the city relaxed, we found some shade and sat back to watch the tourists bend in interest
to feel the local artefacts and try to bargain the Cubans down.
By evening the pace had picked up, the air had cooled and the music was back in force.

Horse and cart in Trinidad

We found a table at Trinidad’s Casa de la Musica and watched the locals pick the tourists up to dance.
Feeling peckish we found a restaurant with tables on the balcony.
A few fat prawns and tasty fish later we waddled on home back to our casa particular where we stayed the night.
Ready to rest and repeat the next day.

Trinidad was chilled, especially after the bright lights of Havana.

Stay for a few days and go and check out the beaches at Playa Ancon – they’re only a short bus ride away.

You can get to Trinidad really easily from Havana. It took about 5 hours and cost £20.
The coach picked us up from our hotel and dropped us off at our next one.
It was a comfy ride and we had rest stops along the way – what more do you need?!

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  1. by Satu on November 13, 2013  4:21 pm Reply

    Great photos... so much colour and life!

    • by Vicky on November 18, 2013  1:44 pm Reply

      Thanks Satu. It really was as vibrant as it looks there. I'd definitely recommend taking the time out to visit if you're planning on going to Havana any time soon.

  2. by Carmen on January 12, 2014  2:50 pm Reply

    I'm planning a trip in March to Cuba to visit my family again. I didn't get a chance to go to Trinidad last time but plan on it this trip. Your pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. by Erin on January 6, 2017  4:51 pm Reply

    Your photos are gorgeous, Vicky. Trinidad is still an incredible place in Cuba to visit. Hope you get to make that return trip soon!

  5. by Vicky on January 7, 2017  4:00 pm Reply

    Thanks Erin! It's definitely a colourful place :)

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