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Located to the south of the Caribbean island of Cuba, Trinidad was founded by the Spaniard, Velazquez, and in the 18th century the city experienced great wealth and recognition through the cultivation of sugar cane. The excluseive palaces and villas of the sugar barons still leave their mark on the city with tall wooden gates, barred windows, and original roof tiles that characterise the style of bygone days. The Palacio Padron is located on the Plaza Mayor, the centre of the city. A few years ago the palae was lovingly restored in painstaking detail and transformed into an archaelogical museum. Around the main square the most beautiful palaces stand in rows and are impressive indicator of the colonial lifestyle enjoyed by the former sugar aristocracy. The slave trade and the cultivation of sugar cane made the island's inhabitants incredibly wealthy and Trinidad became the most important cultural and trade centre in the whole of Cuba. Splendid exotic beauty in a land situated between sun and socialism, sugar and cigars, rumba and revolution. In Trinidad it is as though everything is in a state of suspended animation waiting to be awakened.
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Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 2, 2008).
Originally produced in 2007.
Also available as DVD.
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