Colonial Architecture Museum Reviews
I admire who can build a museum around nothing, even forbidding to take pictures (but paying more you're allowed to, of course!). Just few rooms to show little pieces of old architecture elements... more »
this place is a joke. they have a few old peiece of pots and poorly illustrated diagrams and its not worth you time tor Money. stay away. more »
Trinidad is a small town in souther Cuba. The town is picturesque and located adjacent to a notional park. The museum shows the evolution of building practices on the island from its first settlers in particular. The square is bordered by a church and some boutique hotels, bars, and restaurants. We explored the adjacent national park where we came upon a man with a small stand selling coffee. He would pound the beans, which he grew on his property, while singing. With each coffee he gave you a cigar rolled from tobacco also grown on his property. The local restaurants were good for the most part. We particularly like the ones that had live music playing. The musicians were very good and the volume comfortable while eating.
This museum is just as good as the Museum of Archeology across the park. I could not believe my eyes with the quality and the number of significant artefacts here as well. Both museums should be National tourist sites however most tourists don't enter in here either because they don't even know it exists! There should be a yellow sign with an arrow that directs people here. I was truly amazed by this place too. MUST SEE!!! UPDATE: Ok I just read other reviews and noticed many people saying there is not much to see here... not true at all. I could have spent 2 houres here no problem. Here is the problem though. People expect a guide who speaks English very well they don't bother reading the signs that explain what everything is. They loose interest very fast. If you learn some Spanish before coming to Cuba you would enjoy everything so much more. We took the time to learn a bit so we REALLY enjoyed the guided visit! Learning how they built those mansions in the 1700's was truly fascinating.
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