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Collective stretch taxi driving on street. Matanzas, Matanzas, Cuba
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The historic centre of Matanzas has some fine colonial houses embellished with wrought ironwork, vestiges of the town’s bygone economic and cultural prosperity. The omnipresence of water – Matanzas is on the sea and two rivers run through it – gives the town a special charm and has earned it the nickname the “Venice of Cuba”. The River Yumurí and River San Juan divide it into three: Versalles to the north, the town centre in the middle, and Pueblo Nuevo to the south.

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Tourist attractions Matanzas : Things to see and do

  • Museo Farmaceútico Recommended Recommended

    Calle 83 CU - Matanzas

    The remarkably well-restored Museo Farmaceútico was originally founded in 1882 by Ernest Triolet from Nancy (France) who married into the Figuero family, leading lights in Cuba's pharmacy profession. In the shop, faience vases and porcelain imported ..

  • Plaza de la Vigía Interesting

    Plaza de la Vigía CU - Matanzas

    Near the bay, Plaza de la Vigía marks the site of the original foundation of the town, and has at its centre a statue of the unknown soldier, a tribute to those killed in the 1895 war of independence. To the east of the square stands the Teatro Sauto..

  • Museo Histórico Provincial Interesting

    Plaza de la Vigía CU - Matanzas

    The blue silhouette of Palacio del Junco dominates Plaza de la Vigía. Built in 1840, this neo-Classical residence houses the Museo Histórico Provincial. Objects, furniture and documents trace the history of the region from the pre-Columbian period to..

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