Things to see and do - Matanzas
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Plaza de la Vigía :
Nearby tourist sites
Plaza de la Vigía
Plaza de la Vigía : Michelin's recommendations
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, a fine neo-Classical building (1862) built by Italian set-designer Daniele dell'Aglio, who also painted the frescoes in the main hall. Famous artists who appeared here include Sarah Bernhardt in 1887 and ballerina Anna Pavlova in 1915.