Trinidad Architecture Museum
Trinidad Architecture Museum
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  • Lynne P
    Lethbridge, Canada36 contributions
    An Interesting Surprise!
    We were offered an English speaking guide on our visit here and she brought the displays to life. She could give us the history, the stories, and the insights of the otherwise static displays. And after, she walked us directly to a great restaurant for lunch. After our visit here, I observed many of these features throughout the city.
    Visited January 2020
    Written February 11, 2020
  • Fergs85
    Thornton-Le-Dale, United Kingdom1,018 contributions
    Ask if Luis is available to show you around.
    This is a small museum on one side of the main square, which is full of interest – in my case the visit was greatly enhanced by the appearance of a guide, Luis (his sister worked at the ticket desk), who gave me an enthusiastic and personal tour of the museum. Ask if he's around when you make your visit - there's not a lot to see, but that's what makes this museum so good. No overload, just full of interest, and perfect for a 30 minute visit.
    Visited February 2020
    Written March 31, 2020
  • Esther P
    Chicago, Illinois1,397 contributions
    I loved this little museum
    The museum is located on old Trinidad's (small) main square and worth taking a half hour or so to go thru. There is good signage. Be sure to see the toilet (patented by Thomas Crapper) and the complicated shower. The museum is housed in a colonial mansion, which is interesting in its own right.
    Visited March 2020
    Written March 26, 2020
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Butch E
Nashville, TN656 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a fairly small museum. Had it not been part of our tour, I am not sure I would have gone in. It was interesting to see how the homes were constructed in Colonial times, but frankly it wasn't't that impressive. If you travel a lot, you see this type of museum in many places.
Written February 17, 2020
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swift314
Sheffield, UK12,551 contributions
Feb 2016 • Solo
worth visiting along with the many other museums in the square - cheap entry, mostly spanish spoken so ideally you need a guide, interesting insight into colonial cuba. As with most building the outside looks pretty good and has clearly been restored not so much the inside which looks a little tired.
Written February 17, 2016
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lifestorey
London, UK68 contributions
Dec 2013 • Friends
The Romance Museum was undergoing massive renovations and was closed so we visited this Archtecture Museum . It was very interesting with a good collection of European china ornaments and glass. A knowledgeable woman showed us around, the plumbing system was formidable for nearly 120 years ago and the architect's shower room was like a mediaeval torture room!! An interesting insight into life at the turn of the century.
Written December 10, 2013
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Elaine S
St. John's, Canada276 contributions
Mar 2013 • Couples
I visited the architecture museum while on a day trip to Trinidad from Cayo Santa Maria. It was a very interesting place if you are into architecture. there are some beautiful pieces there. You pay 1 peso if you want to take pictures which I opted to do. The outside garden is also very nice and we saw some sort of lizard hiding in amongst the greenery. It was an extrememly hot day when i was there and I felt like I didnt take all the info in because I was exhausted from the heat.

Deginitely a worthwhile place to visit in Trinidad.
Written April 16, 2013
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Jan Vander Mijnsbrugge
Deinze, Belgium64 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
take a guided tour. lots of explanation and some spectacular things to see from the time of the sugar factories.
Written August 8, 2013
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Liz W
20 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Monday, we visited the architectural museum which was quite interesting. We acquired an unofficial guide but she was quite informative and happy with the tip of 2 CUCs.
Written July 12, 2018
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easybookingcuba
52 contributions
Apr 2018
Breakfast. 9:00 am Informative meeting with the guide. Walking tour of the city of Trinidad starting with the low and modern area. Tour of the historic center, house of music, Holy Trinity Church, Museums, Liquido in Casa de la Trova, Visit to a sanctuary of Afro-Cuban religion. Lunch at an optional city restaurant and coordinate with the destination representative.

Second stage of the tour if you wish:
Travel by car through the valley of the mills, manaca tower Iznaga, viewpoint.
Written June 21, 2018
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cocomitch99
Ottawa, Canada20 contributions
Jan 2016
It all starts by the bus picking you up at the hotel, lol Not too out of the ordinary up to date. Then you are rolling down the country roads of cuba, taking in the sites. You stop at a small town of Sancti Spiritus , and visit which at the time was thought to be the middle of cuba. It boasts narrow streets, history out of this world.
Then, it's back on the bus. Now this is where it gets interesting. Little by little, you start to notice the change in the topography. There are more hills, which then turn into mountains. Knowing that at 28 degrees out there is no snow on the hills, i pointed to some white stuff in the distant mountains, the tour guide looked at me, as i winked, he understood. As people were taking pictures, i asked if anyone new of snow in 28 degree weather, hehe We later told them that the mountains had a lot of quartz, and the sun was shinning off them.
As we got into Trinidad, we were amazed at the architecture, you can really tell of the spanish influence in every building, the cobblestone streets, with one row of flat stones running up the middle of every street. When i questioned the purpose of these stones, it was explained that, when the spaniards first arrived, they brought with them slaves, and that it was on this line that the slaves were to keep walking, and if they deviated from this line, they were punished, most times, being whipped!
There is a tower in the middle of the town where we could clmb to the top, and have a magnificent view of the town, the majestic mountains in the distance, which made me just go ''WOW'', it takes a lot to impress me, but honestly, this did!
If you are an avid history buff,( not me), you will find a bit of history in every nook and cranny of this little town. I was not dissapointed in deciding to go on this tour! I have to mention that my tour guid, LISTEL, was excellent. He made the tour fun!
Written June 1, 2016
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Allen M
McLean Virginia7 contributions
Nov 2012 • Friends
Having the building's features explained by the engaging docent let us explore Trinidad's progress from first settlement through Castro's revolution and on into today. The museum is small enough to allow you to dwell where you want and to ask as many questions as you like.

Well worth the time. In addition, the views from the top floor are superb!
Written October 15, 2013
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Bearscarer
Loreto, Mexico69 contributions
Mar 2013 • Solo
This house and the courtyard are really worth the $2 and $1 to take pictures. Taking into account your are 375 km from Havana this was a really fantastic house in its day belonging to a rich sugar plantation owner. With European furniture and porcelain.
The ceilings and roof are a work of art on the own. The staff are helpful and charming and are very pleased to show you around.
Written March 21, 2013
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