Iznaga Tower, Trinidad

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Once Cuba's tallest building, Iznaga Tower was used to watch over slaves during the 19th century. The seven-story structure was built in 1816 and stands at 45 m (147 ft) tall. The bell that currently sits at the tower's base once hung at the top and was used to signify the workday's beginning and end, as well as prayer times. Visitors can climb to the top and take in views of nearby mountains and former sugar plantations below. Put Iznaga Tower into our Trinidad vacation route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Trinidad.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The view of the Torre Iznaga is great but she needs to win: I didn't count the number of steps but there are many... From the top of the Tower, it has a very beautiful view on the "valle de los ingenios". On the other hand, it is a little hard to imagine the fields of sugarcane of sight because one is instead surrounded by cow pastures. However, we can imagine the rich landowner who could "Watch" the fields and the slaves (who were up to 250 for this planting...). The entrance to the tower is 1 CUC per person.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Hire a private taxi in Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios go and see the slave past of Cuba is worthwhile. This past that already has been exceeded but which is part the infamy that was slavery and the history of Cuba and Spain. From the Tower there are good views of the Valley, after the ascent to the tower is good to cool down with a juice, sugarcane juice.
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  • August 3, 2017
    That is not so terribly much to see on the site, but anyway you can get a good impression of the plantation/slave monitoring if you walk around on the ground and especially if one goes up in the tower. There is a super nice views over the Valley.
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