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. Valle de los Ingenios is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Trinidad Edition.
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  • Together with Viñales is one of the valleys most beautiful are still where the ruins of many mills of the 19th century. One of the most beautiful areas is Manaca Iznaga (a tower 44 meters in height), which was used to monitor the slaves. Near there is preserved the House Cuachinango (farm)
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  • We did the Ballad of this Valley by bike with a guide who explained the history of sugar cane plantations and the lives of the slaves; typical meal in a finca. Great day in the company of friendly Cubans, far from impressive of trinidad tourism. The Iznaga Tower can be visited. We bought shirts goyaberas at the seamstresses in the campaign. Do with the ecotourism agency Juan cuba - criolla.com
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  • The tour of all the Valley de los Ingenios is fantastic, both el Mirador, and San Isidro de los Destiladeros as Manaca Iznaga. To learn a little history.
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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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