Built in the early 19th century, this Roman-style bridge symbolizes the city of Sancti Spíritus and the province. The town’s 17th-century Iglesia Parroquial Mayor (Major Parish Church) is the oldest church in Cuba and a good example of Spanish-Arab influence..
San José de Lago
Thousands of families were founded here by emigrants from the Canary Islands; most of them later engaged in tobacco growing, keeping their traditions alive..
Valle de los ingenios
East of Trinidad are the ruins of some 70 centuries-old sugar mills. The stunning, 146-foot-high Iznaga Tower, built around 1840, looms over the valley as a reminder of days when slaves worked the cane fields and the mills.
This stunning 500-year-old town is a museum in itself. Cobblestone streets and palatial 18th- and 19th-century houses contribute to its unique colonial ambience.
Milagroso Cristo de Veracruz
(Miraculous Christ of Vera Cruz). This bow ornament, from a Spanish galleon that landed here in the early 18th century, remains in Trinidad’s parish church.
Hermita de la Popa
(the Popa Hermitage). Inspired by Spanish maritime tradition, this church was built centuries ago on the road up to La Vigía in Trinidad so that it could be seen from the sea.
Topes de Collantes
In the mountains some 20 kilometres from Trinidad, is one of Cuba’s main ecotourism centres.
Most beaches in the area are on Casilda Bay, where the clear water also offers excellent snorkeling and diving. A nearby islet has pristine, powdered-sand beaches.