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Valle de los Ingenios, Trinidad

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See where the town of Trinidad made its money during a visit to Valle de los Ingenios, a network of three interconnected valleys located 8 km (5 mi) to the east of town. During the 19th century, the valleys were home to over 50 sugar cane mills, and the ruins of the estates that built up around them can still be seen today. Some of the most impressive, preserved sites include bell towers and warehouses, slave quarters and manor houses. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988, the valley's natural landscape and slowly decaying colonial sites combine well to form atmospheric and evocative scenes. Put Valle de los Ingenios and other Trinidad attractions into our Trinidad vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Yes, it is worth a tour in Valle de Los Ingenios, also known as Valle de San Luis. This is an area that in the late 18th century and early 19th housed several sugar cane plantations and plants for their treatment ("los ingenios"). You can make the tour very slowly with a quaint steam train, but for some time now is broken. We took a taxi to 25CUC particular from Trinidad (treating by 40CUC) who gave us the following tour of about 3 hours:-mirador (free), great view of the lush valley-ruins of Ingenio de San Isidro de los Destiladeros Beach (1CUC included great guide)-Ingenio de Manaca Iznaga Tower (1CUC to go) The distinctive towers of allow clever conversion served as a watch tower to control the slave labor in the sugar cane fields.
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  • For years, Cuba has based its economy on sugar cane and in this Valley were the most important sugar factories on the island. We stopped to visit one of the most important Cuban sugar plants with interesting ruins of the old settlement. During the visit, we spotted an interesting and disturbing locals ...
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  • We took the train journey on a rather wet day and while we enjoyed aspects of the trip we felt it could be much improved. The open aspect of the lovely old rail carraiges was very nice despit ehte wet...  more »
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  • Really beautiful place to visit whilst visiting Trinidad. Amazing views.
  • To get there, you can take the little tourist train from Trinidad. I hired a taxi as I wanted to be flexible to explore the valley. Recommendable.
  • Nice daytrip from trinidad , make sure to climb the tower
  • Very nice to do by train - as cubatur to book a ticket (15CUC) if you don't feel doing it yourself at the station, very small (10CUC apparently)
  • Great valley in the surroundings of Trinidad

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