"Trinidad - witness of slave trading" Top 5 Page for this destination Trinidad by Luchonda

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Trinidad - Parque Marti

Trinidad was the biggest area of sugar production.
It is now a place to visit and feel here in this Town the athmosphere of the past.The streets didn't change much - no car driving allowed and the houses are rebuilded by the UNESCO.
This picture shows a part of the parque and a view on the musea Romantico - a former abbey of
St -Franciscus
In many places in Cuba - where cars are forbidden to enter you will find parts of cannons to block the road - the are nestled upside down - black and so effective.
Trinidad is a city of musea - like
-The Museo de Arquitectura
-The Museo Romantico
-The Museo Municipal de Historia
There are many legends on this city :
So this one - the sewerage in the streets are located in the center because a former gouverner had a problem with his legs - one shorter than the other - so this way of building sewerages made it possible to walk straight upon

The Iznaga estate Tower

This tower (40m) was builded to have an overview on the sugar plantages and the slaves.
Second legend : The owner of a tobacco farm had two sons - falling in love with the same women - they wanted to marry her - but she was a slave.The father said - the son who
presents me a proper idea to reconstruct this farm will be the man who can marry her.
One son said - let us built a waterwhole - so during dry seasons - we will have always water.
The other son said - let us built a tower - so we have a better overview on the farm - and watching the slaves on their labour will become more easy.The problem was - both ideas where splendid - the solution : the father married the
slave himself and was happy for the rest of ....

Sugar production

The Tower seen by a Cuban Artist
"Trinidad - a city (70.000 inhabitants)
of many famous families in Cuba - the "Brunets" - the "Ortiz" and of course the Iznaga family

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Only pro's - a place to visit musea - like in Habana
  • In a nutshell:A highlight in Cuba
  • Last visit to Trinidad: Jan 2003
  • Intro Updated Dec 4, 2003
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Great page Luc! Its such a pity this country is off limits for us Americans. here's hoping that changes soon!

  • Jul 21, 2006 at 3:05 PM

    I was overall very impressed with the pictures you have taken of my country Cuba. You have definitely given others a better view of what Cuba is like. Love all of them, just a little question "who was your tour guide?" He definitely did a great job

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2006 at 12:52 PM

    Another of your excellent pages on Cuba! Thanks for sharing!

  • Ekahau's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2006 at 11:31 AM

    oh sooo nice thanks

  • zlatiq's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2006 at 1:35 PM

    oh, it's so beatiful in trinidad..it'll be on my travel list since now on:)thanks

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2006 at 3:35 AM

    Wonderful pics and good info. I can't wait to visit Trinidad myself.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2005 at 6:03 PM

    Luc, a very impressive page! Now, you have made me want to see this part of Cuba too. Your detailed observations while walking the streets were great, especially 'just a tourist' shot! Yes, I too still remember my only Cuban cigar!

  • Mar 15, 2005 at 12:55 PM

    Another country where old cars reign supreme. Interesting bits about local life as well. Time for me to visit a good friend who lives there, I guess! :-)

  • BuickMackane's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2005 at 12:34 PM

    Loved the Impala pic!

  • cadzand's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2004 at 12:59 PM

    I almost can hear the music and feel the atmosphere.

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