Brunet House, Trinidad. Cuba
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Description Architecture: Brunet House, Trinidad. Cuba
Placed in the palace of the Casa Brunet Count, a wealthy Creole who finished building his house in front of the Plaza Mayor in 1808. It was the first museum founded in Trinidad. Inaugurated in 1973. In its 14 halls are found one of the most valued decorative art collections in Cuba including furniture, dishes and other objects imported by Trinidad's aristocracy until the mid-19th Century as well as an excellent collection of furniture made by great cabinetmakers from Trinidad.
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Museums next to Brunet House
The former palace of Count Brunet, which first floor was built in 1740 and the second one ended in 1808,…National Museum of the Fight Against Bandits
Placed since 1984 in the building known as the San Francisco de Asís Convent, whose tower is…Museum of Archeology Guamuhaya
It is located at the very center of the historical core of the city. The building was erected at the…Museum of Colonial Architecture
Tourists who are interesting of the Colonial architecture the Museo de Arquitectura Colonial is the…Museum of Architecture of Trinidad
Both in the interior and in the beautiful courtyard of the ancient building, the visitors can admire…
Squares next to Brunet House
Areas of Natural Interest next to Brunet House
Topes de Collante Nature Park
This paradise of natural beauty, of great botanical and ecological interest, is around 19 km. (12 miles)…Caburni Waterfall
The waterfalls from a height 60 meters to an equally fed puddle for diverse springs that unite its coolness…Codina Park
Located 8 km from Topes de Collantes, Codina Park's feature is its denomination as an "anti-stress…Guayanara Park
The Guanayara Park is located 15 km from I the center of Topes de Collantes. It I provokes the magic…Escambray Mountains
Covering parts of Villa Clara, Cienfuegos and Sancti Spíritus Provinces, the Escambray Mountains…Hanabanilla Lake
Lake Hanabanilla, one of the biggest artificial water reservoirs in the country, built right next to…Guajimico
To the south of the central region of Cuba, in the highway that unites the cities of Cienfuegos and…
Architecture next to Brunet House
Placed in the palace of the Casa Brunet Count, a wealthy Creole who finished building his house in front…Santisima Trinidad Church
The current structure came from 1892, and shows a neoclassic architectural style. It is said that the…Antiguo Convento de San Fransisco de Asis
This is the classic postcard-view of Trinidad: the bell tower of the ancient convent, rising above the…Palacio Cantero
Built between 1827 and 1830, 50 meters from the Plaza Mayor. It has a magnificent ladder and great neoclassical…
Churches and Convents next to Brunet House
Car rental offices next to Brunet House
Trinidad Cupet Car rental office
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Hotel Trinidad del Mar, Peninsula Ancon. Trindiad
041996644 7km 777m
Currency Exchange next to Brunet House
Hotel Brisas Trinidad - S.Spíritus Currency Exchange
Gral. González s/n e/ Panchito Gómez y Camilo Cienfuegos, Trinidad. Cuba
(5341) 96635 7km 751mHotel Ancón - S. Spiritus Currency Exchange
Calle Honorato del Castillo esq. a Independencia, Trinidad. Cuba
(5341) 94767 7km 994m
Brunet House 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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Brunet Theatre Ruins
These romantic ruins were once the Brunet Theatre, the center of Trinidad's local culture, until a disastrous fire in 1901 which literally brought the roof down. Nowadays, a Cuban band performs here on a regular basis and usually attracts quite a crowd, while a tiny cafe is also based at the ruins and provides a choice of refreshments.