Trinidad, a World Heritage

Written by Nadine Zangerle on . Posted in Cuba

With our Cuban Taxi we arrived quite late at our Casa Particular. Carlos and Rebecca, our nice landlords, showed us a very cheap and good restaurant around the corner. At the roof top we listened to great live music and since it was more or less a private show, we even received a Cuban cigar from the owner. Together with 7 years old rum we started into Trinidad’s style.

The accent here makes it much harder to understand the Spanish but our landlords are patient and really helpful. They have a little puppy which is a bit loco (crazy) since he doesn’t stop playing and biting.

We checked out the neat Plaza Mayor with its old Mansions and in the Museum we got a very good view over the city and all the way to the ocean. Around the ruins of St. Ana it gets a lot quieter and we enjoyed the place away from all the tourists. In the evening, when all the day tourist left, Trinidad is a nice and relaxed place.

Nici, Michael and me took a quick Salsa course and had a lot of fun with the uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis steps.

We arrived just in time to witness the 500 years festival of Trinidad. At the Plaza Mayor and Cespedes they performed with music, dance and shows. Especially the slow motion show of the history of Troja was spectacular.

On one of the occasions we got invited by Luis, who had been living for 6 years in Dresden (in DDR time) and spoke a very good German. This lovely family prepared us real Cuban food and where so warming, they really made our Cuba trip very special.

Thank you so much Family >>>>>

Accommodation: Casa Colonial (Sr. Carlos Albalat), José Martí No. 330 e/
                        Simón Bolivar y Fco. J. Zerquera, Trinidad

Price: Double room, own bathroom $25
        Triple room, own bathroom $35

Comment: not the cleanest but a great place to stay. Close to the center,
               really nice hosts, Spanish a bit hard to understand