The Tower Of Manaca Iznaga

What was once the tallest structure in Cuba? Why, this 45m (147ft) sugar plantation tower in the Valley of the Sugar Mills. Located just outside of Trinidad (no, not the Trinidad of Trinidad and Tobago fame), you pay a small fee and can climb to the top for panoramic views of the valley.

There were just a couple of other tourists that stopped by while I was there. I got the feeling it's more a site that sees a trickle of tourists rather than a busload. While I did join a tour to get me from Havana to Trinidad and back with some sightseeing, there was a few hours free in the late afternoon to explore as you please. 

While most people seemed to head for the beach or the nearby streets of Trinidad, I opted for the more cultural destination with a taxi tour of a few spots I had wanted to check out. It was definitely a more relaxing, and intimate way to explore this sliver of the island before it is overrun with an influx of fellow American tourists.