This is a museum located in the Plaza Mayor in the central old part of the city...it houses a collection of objects that belonged to the Borrell family...paintings,furniture,jewelery, porcelain,and other collectibles such as silverware.
The structure was built in 1812 by José Mariano Borrell y Padrón, head of a wealthy local family . It takes its name from Count Nicolás de la Cruz Brunet y Muñoz, the husband of Borrell's daughter who inherited the house when Borrell died. It now houses the Romantic Museum (Museo Romántico).
This is a marvelous structure that is free to access...although there is a cost of 1 Cuban Convertible Peso if you want to bring your camera along inside with you...If you choose not to bring your camera then you will need to leave it at the entrance with the attendant...so...in my opinion....pay the peso....the vantage points that the open second floor windows bring for picture taking of the Plaza Mayor are PRICELESS!!!
Any backpacks also need to be left at the entrance with the attendant.....
The collection itself I suppose is nice....however...not to be disrespectful....BUT....its like a walk through an antique shop....nice to look at for a minute or two...but as I said....the vantage points to take photos of the town were what this place was all about...for me anyhow..
At the rear on the ground floor there is a small shop where souvenirs and drinks can be purchased...postcards and stamps...
There are sample's of the furniture and decorative arts with which the aristocracy of Trinidad fit out their mansions. Jewels. Porcelain. Silverware. Paintings. Sculptures. Decorative elements that belonged to the Spanish nobility.
of course one peso entrance fee.. This mansion orginally belonged to rich sugar producer Don Borrer. He re named it after himself and transformed to most sumptuous neo classical residences in the city. Now, the building is the museum with a tower ( very good pictures point open to the public)
On the Parque Marti - please take your time to visit this museum - you will find the way of architecture and engineering - like it was many years ago - i will always remember that the guards of this museum will always be next to the visitors !! Photographing is allowed - but no touching !! Like in all the musea all over the world - i guess - but they are there with a close look tp protect their rich culture !!
Trinidad's museum of history is housed in the former Palacio Cantero, an elegant 19. century residence built by a wealthy German sugar plantation owner. It has a nice collection of colonial furniture and historic documents, but the most exciting part of the museum visit is the climb up to the tower which provides a terrific view of the town and the surrounding area.
From the church tower you get a nice view over the central parts of Trinidad.
In the complex there is also the Museo de la Lucha contra Bandidos (The Museum of the battle against the Bandits, which means the anti revolutionists from 1959)
You should visit the old part. There are some small but nice museums to visit. Very colonial. Trinidad is a big museum.
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