Visit two cities in Central Cuba in one day! Do not miss this opportunity to to enjoy the offer Trinidad City Tour and Cienfuegos City.
TRINIDAD CITY: “Museum City”, “City of the churches of Cuba”Trinidad, located on a sheltered mountain side of the Sierra del Escambray, is considered to be the most beautiful medieval city in Cuba. Already in the mid-1930s, under the Batista regime, Trinidad was officially declared a “national monument” and any new unauthorized building was banned. This prudent policy was extended in 1988 when UNESCO inscribed Trinidad and the Valle de los ingenios (Valley of the sugar cane industry) on its World Heritage List. The city of Trinidad – with only around 30,000 inhabitants barely more than a large village – was founded in 1514 by Diego Velazquez as the third European establishment in Cuba. Trinidad first flourished as a center for gold mining, and the conquistador Hernán Cortés used it as a base for its invasion of Central America and the conquest of Mexico.
CIENFUEGOS CITY: With nearly 150,000 inhabitants, Cienfuegos is a big city by Cuban standards. It also owes great strategic importance to its location on the east side of Bahía de Cienfuegos, perhaps the most beautiful natural harbor on the island. Cienfuegos was definitively installed around 1820. The first settlers came from France, from Bordeaux, soon followed by compatriots in order to build a new and better existence in the New World. After the 1791 revolution in Haiti, during which French domination fell under the direction of the freed slave Toussaint Louverture, many white settlers fled to Cienfuegos and settled there. When Napoleon sold Louisiana to the United States in 1803, French refugees from the region followed, further strengthening French influence. As a result, it is said that there are more blonde and blue-eyed Cubans among the people of Cienfuegos than on the rest of the island together.