Trinidad was founded in 1518 by Diego Velazquez as a base for expeditions into the New World and it was from here that Hernan Cortes set out to conquer Mexico. The city became rich due to sugar exportation, however after the sugar price crashed in the 19th century many wealthy families left and the town fell in to decline. The city is a Unesco World Heritage Site and an excellent example of the early days of the Spanish colonisation, with preserved buildings, cobbled streets and hardly a trace of modern architecture. The centre is only accessible by foot, which makes it a great city to walk around.
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"We thoroughly enjoyed our visits to Havana and Trinidad. Trinidad in particular was small and colourful with lots of music and good restaurants. We had a dance at our morning coffee/cocktail stop which was fun and enjoyable. The thing we will remember most about our trip to Cuba was the music everywhere at all times and of course the cocktails!"