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“excellent-worth a visit”

Trinidad Architecture Museum
Ranked #6 of 44 things to do in Trinidad
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed March 5, 2013

You have to pay a small fee to enter and another fee if you want to take pictures. The architecture is fascinating. Many of the pieces from the original colonial building are available for view. Be sure to see the shower out back!

Thank bnjmartin01
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you love the Cuban colonial houses, this is a must. It is not such a big place but you will be told how the buildings are built, which materials they used and you get to see the lovely house (or in fact two houses put together) which hosts the museum. All the furniture and china and art is very nice and there are some lovely surprises like the shower. I could have bought it for my home :) The staff was very helpful and well informed and for someone like me who loves architecture this was the real treat. They were very patient with my not-so-great-Spanish and answered all of my questions. Don't expect this to be an ordinary museum, it is more an excample of a typical wealthy Trinidad house. If you love them like I do, you'll like this place. For authenticity they even had the piece of wood with holes (stocks?) in the courtyard for chaining the slaves which ofcourse was a very sad sight but also part of the past life of the house.

Thank Miia L
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

The museum is mild, the exhibition with some English inscriptions but overall haphazardly put together without much context. Just a big pretty colonial house with some things thrown around for a good measure. Go here to be able to climb to the tower where you can get your money's worth through a beautiful view on the different shades of brown schingles of Trinidad's roofs.

Thank Tinde_K
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

An interesting little diversion to see how they lived in the colonial times. The extra $1 for the guide was worth it. It is a tour through what was once one of the richest houses in town. There are a few technical exhibits on the architecture and house construction.

Thank IanM01
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Like many of the museums in Trinidad it isn't a huge building, conveniently located with a few other museums and only costs 1-2 CUC and sometimes extra for pictures.

Many of the museums in Trinidad have some English writing or a guide to help you out.

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