Municipal Museum of Trinidad Cuba

Municipal Musuem of Trinidad

Address: Calle Simón Bolívar # 423, Trinidad

This grandiose structure just off Plaza Mayor offers a vast exhibit that allows the visitor to know the history of one of the first seven towns founded in Cuba by Diego Velázquez in the 16th century located in the mansion that belonged to the Borrell family from 1827 to 1830. Later the building passed to a German planter named Kanter, or Cantero. Today, the building where el Museo Municipal de Trinidad is situated is still called Casa Cantero.

Among its outstanding collections there are excellent art pieces displaying a notorious conservation. Museo Municipal de Trinidad is one of the many museums of the city that should not be skipped in your agenda.

It is thought that Dr Justo Cantero acquired immense sugar estates by poisoning an old slave trader and wedding his widow, who also suffered an unusual death. Cantero’s apparently ill-gotten wealth is displayed in the bourgeois neoclassical decoration of the houses rooms. The view from the top of the building is a photographers dream location.
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