Since the building was built at the beginning of the XIX century, the design and the original structure have almost not changed. The house retains its colonial atmosphere. Casa Meyer Hostel has an inner patio with ornamental plants and surrounded by porches, where you can rest during the warm Trinitarian afternoons. Our hostel is located in the historic city center, near all museums and squares and right down the street from the bus station. We can recommend the best places and opportunities that Trinidad offers. Come be a guest in our "Casa Particular" and feel its history!.
A pic in the Valle de los Ingenios
The Valley of the Sugar Mills, about ten kilometers down the road from Trinidad to Sancti Spiritus, was home to 52 sugar factories, that worked thanks to slave labor. However, the best photo of the valley is long before entering on it, in a suitably signposted viewpoint on the left, shortly after leaving the town of Trinidad. An exceptional view from this peaceful place, covered with a thousand shades of green and festooned with hundreds of royal palms. Then follow up to Manaca Iznaga, one of these sugar mills, where the last sugar cane press left is preserved and kept working, and a haughty tower from which the foremen could control the slaves and keep an eye in a possible fire in the sugar cane plantation.
Climb the tower
It is not a bell tower but the viewpoint that tops the old palace Cantero. Placed in Simon Bolivar street, it is one of the most splendid and luxurious buildings in Trinidad. From the top you have the best view of the grid of cobblestone streets that form this colonial gem; also you can see the ruins of the chapel of Candlemas, at the foot of Cerro de la Vigia, banana and coffee plantations and green flooding around the city. In the background to the south, the sea and the Ancon beach.
On the steps
During the day, despite the sweltering heat, the streets of Trinidad are a seething mass of visitors. Then, mid-afternoon, all disappear as if by magic. Until the dot of ten o’clock, as activated by a spring, locals and strangers start dating again from hiding to fill the steps of the Casa de la Musica, on one side of the square. At this time begins daily a live performance of cuban performers. Trova, son, salsa, timba, mambo or chachachá come together in an environment charged of sensuality and young people. Atmosphere insured until after midnight.