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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Manaca-Iznaga Estate

About an hour from Trinidad, we arrived at the Manaca-Iznaga Estate.

The tiny train station is located a 2-minute walk from the estate.

You can walk toward the tower of the estate or just follow the crowd.

The colonial mansion is now a gift shop and restaurant.

Rocking benches in the portico

The bell that once hung in the tower now sits in front of the mansion. It was used to ring the start and  the end of each work day.

Pots used to process sugar

You can climb the 7-story tower to get a bird's eye view of the estate and surrounding countryside.

Admission is 1 CUC ($1) or 2 CUPs ($0.08).

The path between the mansion and the tower is lined by vendors.

The mansion from an aerial view.

Rickety wooden staircases inside the tower.

The Tourist train waits for about an hour, just enough time to tour the mansion and tower.

Alternatively, you can take a tour bus from Trinidad.

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