Today you can enjoy a walking tour of Trinidad with a private guide, giving you flexibility to choose specific sights of interest to you. The following highlights are typically included:
Palacio Cantero - This neo-classical palace is now the Museo Historico Municipal with a beautiful courtyard and steps leading up to a tower where you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the city.
Palacio Brunet - The Palacio Brunet overlooks the Plaza Mayor, Trinidad’s tranquil main square. The palace now houses the Museo Romantico and displays a fine collection of antique furniture from the colonial period. There is the option to go to the 2nd floor where you can take a beautiful picture of terracotta rooftops stretching away to the church tower, framed by the mountains in the background.
The Canchanchara - This is an 18th century town house with lively music and a bar serving a traditional drink of the same name, made from lime, water, honey and a healthy portion of rum.
As you wander the streets of the colonial centre you will see the extensive restoration work that has been carried out. Your local guide will give you plenty of information on the history of Trinidad and contemporary town life.
Many of Trinidad's colonial squares and streets are cobbled so we would recommend comfortable shoes when exploring the city. The tour lasts for around 2 hours and after the tour, the remainder of the day is at leisure.