Colonial Architecture Museum, Trinidad

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Observe and learn about Cuban colonial architecture at Colonial Architecture Museum, housed inside two 18th-century buildings that once served as a private residence. The museum exhibits a diverse collection of doors, handles, locks, windows, and grills. Walking city tours with stops at notable examples of Cuban architecture can enhance your museum experience. Plan a Trinidad trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Although this type of museum is not unique it was interesting to learn how buildings were constructed in Trinidad. Of particular interest was the means of collecting and storing water and also the...  more »
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  • Trinidad is a small town in souther Cuba. The town is picturesque and located adjacent to a notional park. The museum shows the evolution of building practices on the island from its first settlers in particular. The square is bordered by a church and some boutique hotels, bars, and restaurants. We explored the adjacent national park where we came upon a man with a small stand selling coffee. He would pound the beans, which he grew on his property, while singing. With each coffee he gave you a cigar rolled from tobacco also grown on his property. The local restaurants were good for the most part. We particularly like the ones that had live music playing. The musicians were very good and the volume comfortable while eating.
  • This museum is just as good as the Museum of Archeology across the park. I could not believe my eyes with the quality and the number of significant artefacts here as well. Both museums should be National tourist sites however most tourists don't enter in here either because they don't even know it exists! There should be a yellow sign with an arrow that directs people here. I was truly amazed by this place too. MUST SEE!!! UPDATE: Ok I just read other reviews and noticed many people saying there is not much to see here... not true at all. I could have spent 2 houres here no problem. Here is the problem though. People expect a guide who speaks English very well they don't bother reading the signs that explain what everything is. They loose interest very fast. If you learn some Spanish before coming to Cuba you would enjoy everything so much more. We took the time to learn a bit so we REALLY enjoyed the guided visit! Learning how they built those mansions in the 1700's was truly fascinating.
  • The Museum I liked enough, is housed in the "Padrón House", is believed to be House of Hernán courts before his departure to the conquest of Mexico. It has an interesting collection of minerals, petrography and pre-Columbian pieces. The entrance fee 2CUC
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  • In calle Real del Jigüe, a half block from the main square
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