Las ciudades cubanas llevan sus sentimientos a flor de piel. Usted podrá apreciar una grandiosa arquitectura que se desmorona, y podrá observar carros clásicos que resuenan con estruendo por las calles adoquinadas. Mientras se encuentre en la ciudad, usted debería abrir un espacio para escuchar la música en vivo, especialmente la salsa y el son. Asimismo, las ciudades cubanas son el hogar de galerías de arte y museos que exhiben el increíble talento nativo del país.
Trinidad, on Cuba's south central coast, is a city of 75,000 people –– a handful of whom still enjoy a casual jaunt through the streets on horseback. This is a city that, despite being at the heart of Cuba's tourism boom, has retained its old-world charm and local vibe.
Cobblestone streets connect a series of sunny plazas, surrounded by pastel-hued homes, tall palm trees, and a collection of the shiniest vintage vehicles to be found outside Havana. In the evening, these plazas come alive with the sultry sounds of Cuban salsa.
Trinidad also boasts easy access to beaches and mountains that rival some of Cuba's most famous, making it an overachieving, all-rounder kind of city destination. You may find it difficult to leave!
If you're a city escape kind of traveler and want to discover more of Cuban city life, then make your way to Cienfuegos. Smaller than Havana and Trinidad, Cienfuegos is a walkable city, and you'll likely find yourself wandering around the plazas, parks, and boulevards from sunup to sundown.
Set on a beautiful bay, the Bahia de Cienfuegos, the city seems continuously bathed in sunlight and warm coastal breezes. With palm trees lining the streets, there is a very tropical vibe here that has attracted visitors for centuries.
Indeed, Cienfuegos is unique to other colonial cities in Cuba in that it was settled by the French for a few hundred years after the Spanish arrived. The striking architecture from those centuries earned Cienfuegos UNESCO status in 2005.