La Canchanchara, Trinidad. Cuba
- Destination: Trinidad
- Open: Daily
- Address From: Calle Real, Trinidad. Cuba
- Telephone: (5341) 6537
Description Bars: La Canchanchara, Trinidad. Cuba
One of the oldest buildings in Trinidad, combined with architectural styles from the 18th and 20th centuries. There one can drink the Canchánchara, the traditional 19th Century liberation army beverage made of water, lime, honey and sugar cane liquor, that will give you the energy to dance and enjoy the Cuban rhythms found in the place.
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La Canchanchara is located in Trinidad
As if it were stagnant in time, Trinidad gives the visitor the extraordinary charms of a vivacious museum-city embedded between the sea and the mountain. Trinidad comprises an area of 1 165Km2 and it is located to the center-south of Cuba, facing the Caribbean Sea, in the mountainous skirts of Guamuahaya or Escambray Mountains, belonging to the province of Sancti Spíritus. You can get there by roads that connect it with the rest of the country, and it has an airport for small and medium size airplanes.
Proclaimed World Heritage by UNESCO in 1988, the old Villa de la Santísima Trinidad founded in the 16th century shows togeher with its multiple architectural values, a wealth of traditions and cultures where Hispanic and African traits are combined. A culture of craftsmanship and ceramics has been transmitted notably from generation to generation. In this area the gentle atmosphere of small cities reigns, where the creative capacity and their residents' wisdom have contributed to preserve from the past their most important values.
Together with historical and cultural values of the territory, the attractiveness of the mountainous Escambray area, its beaches and the beauties of its sea bottoms, as well as its people's hospitality, are the particular features of this city. Trinidad is one of those cities that invites you to travel all around them. Its museums, squares and stone-paved streets make it possible to go back in time. Once in the territory you are invited to know the symbolic Manaca- Iznaga Tower, from where you can see the Valley of the Sugar Mills; Ancón and María Aguilar beaches, Caburní Waterfall, the Cave of the Skulls and Zaza Lake, host of periodic trout fishing tournaments. To visit its nearby keys among which Key Blanco of Casilda stands out are of great interest for those who are keen in the art of deep diving.
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La Canchanchara Bar
This is the most famous and the oldest tavern in Trinidad, built in 1723 and with its original cedar roof still intact. For almost 300 years this place has been serving the regional tipple, canchanchara, a heady mix of lemon juice, honey and Cuban rum served in glazed pots. Apart from its strength, its main claim to fame is that it was the favourite drink of the Cuban Liberation Army in the region.