Iznaga Tower, Trinidad

4.3
Observation Deck · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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. Make Iznaga Tower a part of your Trinidad vacation plans using our Trinidad road trip planning tool.
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  • It was a fairly nice day when we visited but there was a lot of wind as you climbed the tower. That, coupled with the very steep stairs, made it a treacherous climb to the top. A few people in my...  more »
  • Enjoyed walking through the village. Did not attempt to go up the tower as it did not look safe for a senior to do.  more »
  • Built by a 'sugar baron' the tower affords excellent views of the Ingenios Valley. Walking to the tower you have to negotiate the many sellers. There were also ladies doing crochet work. You need to.....  more »
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  • Interesting history lesson here. How slaves were miss-treated by the land owners who forced them to work and to live in captivity. The search tower is well worth the climb to the top too.
  • Nice, there are steps up for a view of the city
  • Views over surrounding countryside. Symbol of Trinidad's sugar heritage.
  • Definitely worth for going up to the top. This was a tower for supervising slaves in the past, in case they run away, they could shoot the slaves to death.
  • Fantastic place for historical interest

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