Plaza Mayor Trinidad, Cuba, 2004

Plaza Mayor is a square is in the heart of the world heritage city of Trinidad, where cobblestone streets and pastel coloured houses give the impression that time has not moved since wealthy landowners founded the city in 1514. Trinidad was a major centre in colonial times for the trade of sugar and slaves. a long period of isolation 1850 - 1950, protected the city and this square from any radical new buildings and it was left unchanged and skillfully restored down to the finest details like the street lights or benches in the park.

Today this square, in a city that surprisingly exists without any hotels, serves tourists from distant countries and locals.

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NEW thematic way of "Meandering" Urban Squares is available now, if you want please follow the path

We visited Plaza Mayor again in 2016, whole city including this plaza is significantly changed!

sociability
10
ceremonial
x
uses & activities
10
religious
x
access & linkages
10
social
x
comfort
10
residential
x
image
10
court yard
x
tourist value
10
with park
x
total
60
street, shopping
x

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Last time updated on Monday, March 23, 2015, 11:30 AM