Steam Train from Trinidad

Old Steam Train from Trinidad to the Sugar Mills' Valley - Valle de los Ingenios in Cuba

Explore Valle de los Ingenios near Trinidad, by fantastic old steam train dating from 1906. Picturesque striking green Valle de los Ingenios was once centre of the sugar and slaves trades, home to the plantations that brought prosperity to Trinidad region in 18th centuries. Nowadays steam train is a main tourist attraction.

The train track is incredible through small tunnels and over few huge bridges, right through the sugar cane fields to the hacienda of Pedro Iznaga at Manaca, even continuing to the colonial hacienda Guachinango.

Today sugar mills and other remnants are visited by tourists who are attracted by the history of slavery and the beauty of the valley. The main site is the remarkable Manaca Iznaga Tower, that was used by one of the wealthiest men in Cuba, Pedro Iznaga to watch over his African slaves.

Historic Steam Train: Departing daily from Trinidad at 9:30am, returning at 2pm costs $CUC10 round trip. Tickets at the train station, address: Street/Calle Antonio Guiteras, Trinidad tel:419-3348

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