Trinidad (Sancti Spíritus)
Colonial airs can be felt in this charming city that's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Located in the center of the island, this region used to be called the Villa de la Santísima Trinidad, a part of the province of Sancti Spíritus. Founded in 1514, this is one of the first seven Spanish towns founded in Cuba. Currently it has become one of the most important cities in the country, especially because of its cultural heritage. It's referred to as the Museum City of Cuba, and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. This is because it preserves its colonial buildings and homes practically intact, with its cobblestone streets and mansions belonging to wealthy families in the times of Diego Velázquez — city founder and settler and one of the most influential historic figures on the island. Experts believe he settled exactly where today you find the Museo Martí.