Plaza Mayor, Trinidad

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Take a step back to the 1500s at the World Heritage Site that showcases colonial Cuba at Plaza Mayor. Built, along with the surrounding architecture during the peak of 18th and 19th centuries' sugar cane wealth, the plaza retains this old world charm. Wander cobblestone streets and see the preserved, colorful colonial houses, along with original streetlamps and benches. The site features the island's first Catholic place of worship. Plan your visit to Plaza Mayor and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Trinidad online trip itinerary builder .
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  • truly magical place, colonial-era atmosphere and colors, background music for the nearby House of music, not to be missed
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  • Please visit the above the most stunning architecture felt like I had gone back in time, quite a few museums all within walking distance and not too expensive entry fee.  more »
  • I loved the classic square, it is beautiful colonial city. The city is great with many nice AirBnB near the square. Many tours available to see the countryside. GREAT music at night.  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful. Like Antigua, Guatemala, but much safer at night.
  • Beautiful spot to sit and enjoy the slower pace of life than Havana!
  • Typical tourist destination in Havana. Beautiful Colonial buildings surrounded by cars from the 1950's to decorate a little.
  • The Plaza Mayor in Trinidad, Cuba, is the historic centre of the town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988. The buildings surrounding the plaza (central square) date from the 18th and 19th centuries when trade in sugar from the nearby Valle de los Ingenios and the slave trade brought great riches to the area. Many of the buildings surrounding the plaza belonged to the wealthy landowners of the city. When the trade in sugar diminished and the slave trade ended in the mid-19th century, Trinidad became a backwater and little building work occurred until the 1950s. As a result, many of the historic buildings and streets were preserved, especially the grand colonial edifices in the immediate vicinity of the Plaza Mayor. Today, most of the former houses surrounding the square serve to house museums.
  • In the evenings a Great place to meet folks from all over the world

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