La Boca by CO6XE
Saturday, 17 September 2022 - 12:00 UTC
The colonial and historical city of Trinidad or Villa de la Santísima Trinidad, World Heritage Site, Artisan and Creative City of the World, National Monument of the Cuban nation is a living and unique treasure of Cuba and America. It is located in the central region of the island, specifically in the south of the Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, and is the capital of the municipality of the same name. The Villa de la Santísima Trinidad was the third villa founded by the Spanish Crown in Cuba, probably in early 1514. Although there is no exact date of its foundation, it is believed to have occurred in the period between December 23, 1513, the date of the first mass in Trinitarian lands to January 4, 1514, the date on which its foundation is officially celebrated. The town was founded with the presence of the Adelantado Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, and was evolving rapidly, which allowed it to be one of the most prosperous in the largest of the Antilles. On September 15, 2018, Trinidad was proclaimed artisan city of the world, being the first city in Cuba to have such a high distinction. On October 30, 2019, the city of Trinidad was declared by UNESCO as a Creative City of Humanity for its crafts and popular arts, thus becoming the first city in Cuba to possess this condition. Playa La Boca is a town belonging to Trinidad; both separated by almost 7 kilometers of distance. It is a peaceful, charming and simple town of great tranquility that is lived in its short and narrow streets, especially the one that borders each of its beaches. The locals do not exceed 400, but La Boca is fundamentally a town of passage. In the summer months, July and August, it is invaded by a wave of visitors who travel from other towns, even from neighboring provinces to stay in rented houses. During that period it is a hive, full of people who go from one place to another, while the beaches welcome thousands of bathers who stay for those days.
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