Plaza Mayor, Trinidad

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    Plaza Mayor Palacio Brunet

    by Luchonda Updated Jan 9, 2004

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    Plaza Mayor - Museo Romantico
    Built in 1812 as the residence of the wealthy Borrel family.All 14 rooms faces the courtyard gallery with it's beautifull balustrade.
    Special in this museum is the furniture - dated 19th century and the carrera marble floor

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    Plaza Mayor - Calle Hernandez

    by Luchonda Updated Jan 9, 2004

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    Starting my trip through this historical city - The Plaza Mayor - the Calle Hernandez - up to the Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and than to the Plazuela del Jigue
    More than once the locals will ask you if you want to buy cigars at a "special price" ! So what

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    Plaza Mayor

    by xaver Written May 30, 2008

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    The baroque, Plaza Mayor, made up in the 19th century,very elegant adorned with sitting areas, statuary, palm trees, and gardens enclosed by white iron fences, is one of Cuba's most beautiful squares.
    Untill sunset this is just a square with many people asking you to eat in their paladares, but then, after dinner the square and the streets nearby become a huge concert of people playing singing and dancing.

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    The HEART of the Old City...Plaza Mayor....

    by Greggor58 Updated Jun 12, 2009

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    This city square...is chucked full of wonderful buildings and is really a treat to see...the respect that the local people have for this part of they're city is obvious because it is by far the cleanest and decorated venue in the parts of the city that I saw...

    The buildings surrounding this central square date from the 18th and 19th centuries when trade in sugar from Valle de los Ingenios and slaves, enabled the city to prosper...Many of the buildings belonged to the wealthy landowners of the city and are now museums...

    Among the buildings seen here are the Church of the Holy Trinity..The House of the Conspirators...The Brunet Palace...or the Romantic Museum...The Church and Monastery of Saint Francis (Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco), and the Museum of Guamuhaya Archeology...just to name a few....and most of these building are significant in the history of Trinidad and Cuba...

    The small sloping central square is laid out in gardens on a tiered like platform with paths dividing it in quarters. The resulting four small area of garden are fenced off by white-painted ironwork fences. Cobbled streets isolate the square from the surrounding buildings. Wrought-iron lamp-posts, statues of English greyhounds and columns with large pottery finials decorate the square.

    This is the HEART of the preserved old part of the city and its a must see when and if you're here...you really cant miss it if you might be exploring Trinidad...

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    Plaza Mayor

    by Alain_Smeets Updated Sep 14, 2003

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    Just enjoy the buildings on this plaza or take a sit on the bench and let the Cuban atmosphere come to you.

    Around the plaza you can find many colonial buildings and even a small Santeria shrine in one of the houses. There are many things to explore in that neighbourhood.

    You will see the children playing on the streets with their own made toys.

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    Plaza Mayor

    by aramat Written Oct 1, 2003

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    The 19th-century Plaza Mayor adorned with tall palm trees and little gardens enclosed by white wrought-iron fences is one of Cuba's most beautiful squares and the centre of Trinidad's old town. On its northwest corner is the cathedral, the Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad.

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    Plaza Mayor

    by ainsleigh Written Dec 29, 2007

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    Plaza Mayor is the main plaza in the centre of Trinidad, and as such, it really sets the scene in the busiest part of town. The buildings around the square date back to the 18th and 19th centuries when the sugar trade was bustling. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1988, most of the buildings now house museums and tourist boutiques.

    Any walk around Trinidad will bring you to the Plaza Mayor. It was lovely to just meander through the statues and palms and take it all in, looking at the surrounding Trinidad from one of its most beautiful and identifiable vantage points.

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    A Visit To Trinidad Is A Must!

    by CDM7 Written Feb 15, 2015

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    There is so much to see in what is the best preserved colonial town on the island,and one of the finest in all the Americas.The historic centre of Trinidad can be found at Plaza Major,and it is around this area that you will find several museums and historic buildings.
    Wandering around the colourful streets will give you a good idea of Cuban life as it is today,so well worth spending at least a few hours here.One thing is for sure your camera will certainly be working overtime in this town.

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    Plaza Major

    by maryamy Written Aug 2, 2003

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    You should take a walk to here, it's the pretty centre of town. There is another major square, but this one is where the museums and music houses are. It's the part that the UN has called a World Heritage site, with its colonial buildings and cobble stoned streets. This town is old for American standards, 500 years!
    You can see the Iglesia Prroquial (Parrocial Church) de la Santisima here.

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    Plaza Mayor, Trinidad.

    by pfsmalo Written Apr 18, 2015

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    The lovely renovated square is the obvious meeting place for the whole town including the tourists. With the church on the east side standing above the other three sides that are only two storey buildings there is a sense of harmony on the place. Enough room for everybody, even the young children are brought here by their teachers for gym lessons. Three museums are found also around the place. In the centre are benches where you can sit and people watch in the shade of the palm trees. If the sunset is good, one of the best places to catch it is here.

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    Plaza Mayor

    by JessieLang Written Dec 30, 2011

    The Plaza Mayor is the main square, and it is surrounded by beautiful historic buildings, including the Cathedral. The plaza is very attractive, but there weren't any people in it--perhaps because it was a hot day and it isn't shady.

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    PLAZA MAYOR

    by draguza Written May 9, 2013

    Since Trinidad's beginnings and like most cities founded by the Spaniards—the relevant institutions were clustered round the city's central plaza. From 1514 onward, this plaza has undergone changes, until more than 300 years later it finally took on its present appearance. During the 19th century, the main Cathedral as well as mansions and palaces of the landed families of Brunet, Padrón, Ortiz and Sánchez-Iznaga's were situated here. Today, most of these building house museums and the plaza is quaintly decorated with four gardens surrounded by fences from Philadelphia, street lamps and a statue of the Greek muse, Terpsicore, in its center.

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    Plaza Mayor (Parque Marti)

    by illa Written Apr 1, 2006

    This obvious place is in the heart of the town. All around, impressive colonial buildings reflect the growth in fortunes of the town's sugar-rich grandees. Included are Palacio de Brunet, the only two-story building on the square, Museo Romantico, a popular venue for marriage ceremonies, Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad, a vaguely Gothic-looking church, and Casa de Alderman Ortiz, an art gallery now.

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    House in Trinidad

    by Luchonda Updated Mar 12, 2004

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    A well renovated house in the center of Trinidad - Plaza Mayor - the place to be - the place to relax - the place waiting for Ingrid because she almost get lost in the local "Casa de la Trova"

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