On the eve of its 500th foundation anniversary, the Cuban village of Trinidad gets the benefits of a huge restoration program sponsored by the ministries of culture and tourism, and the local Curator’s Office.
By Elizabeth Borrego Rodríguez*
In 2011, several historic and tourist locations were restored such as the Plazoletas de las Tres Palmitas (Tres Palmitas squares), Punta Brava Park, the Museum of Architecture and the History Archive, among other important places. Trinidad is also considered one of Latin America’s best preserved inhabited urban areas.
Some 500 houses were also renovated in the so-called historic centre of this city, declared UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site along with the Valley of the Sugar Mills in 1988.
Trinidad is also considered one of Latin America’s best preserved inhabited urban areas.
According to the Curator’s Office Director Norberto Carpio Dorta, the renovation works also included nearby areas like the road to San Isidro de los Destiladeros ruins and the Manaca Iznaga batey.