Trinidad de Cuba Celebrates Its 507th Anniversary

Published on 2021-01-12 by Norlan Echevarria

Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Creative City and Handicraft City of the World, the former village of the Holy Trinity, a city stopped in time that still preserves the charms of five centuries ago, but in full harmony with modernity, is celebrating these days its 507th anniversary: ​​founded in January 1514 by the Adelantado Don Diego Velázquez.

As part of the preparations to celebrate the birthday of Trinidad, the main tourist destination in the center-south of Cuba and one of the most demanded, several works of social impact were executed in favor of the quality of life of the inhabitants and the tourist product, despite the restrictions imposed by the confrontation with COVID-19.

The reopening of the emblematic La Caridad theater, located in a building dating from 1936, stands out; After more than two decades of inactivity, a capital restoration process has returned it to its original architectural splendor, while equipping it with modern technologies. The opening concert featured the best finery by illustrious figures of Cuban culture centered on José María Vitier and his guests.

Another of the important actions in the commemorative day was the opening of the Leisure Club of Trinidad - reports - investment financed by the Ministry of Tourism that will be operated by the Palmares Extra-hotel Group, located in a property of patrimonial value, located in the more commercial street, which thus regains its presence. It has five game rooms, modern simulation equipment, a cafeteria and spaces for children's activities.

Other works are added such as the openings of markets and the El Marino restaurant, expansion of the housing plant of the Ancón hotel, resuscitation of several streets, inauguration of a nursery in a restored 19th century mansion, completion of houses and a new room in the local hospital.

A trace of the old colonial splendor, this ancient city is considered by experts as one of the best-preserved colonial cities in America, with buildings from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, exhibiting a combination of styles with an environmental coherence not altered in over the years, hence its nickname of Museum City.

Distinguished by its cobbled streets crossed by carriages drawn by horses in the colonial style; typical architecture of immense windows with high poyos, iron balustrades or turned precious wood, continuous balconies, cozy interior patios, borders, arches, red tiles and old decorations; and affable and simple people permeated by old traditions and protagonists of a harmonious marketing with the local sustainable project.

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