Located in a beautiful bay and
crossed by Yumurí, San Juan and Canímar rivers, Matanzas could be described as
a Venice in the Caribbean. City of Bridges, due to more than twenty that draw
the city and bring together old and new neighborhoods, eclectic buildings and
its people. Athens of Cuba for its rich cultural tradition, the cradle of rumba and danzón, tourist destination par
excellence, and land of great poets such as Jose Jacinto Milanes and José María
Heredia, musicians such as Perez Prado and Barbarito Diez.
Matanzas offers an excellent cultural offer, a clean and elegant city, advantageous accommodation in its Casas Particulares (Private Lodging Facilities) and a natural environment of singular beauty. Walk Freedom Park, a former ancient square, around which the Artistic and Literary Lyceum rise, as well as the Government hall, an interesting Pharmaceutical Museum and San Carlos Cathedral, patron of the city. At” La Vigia” Square, you can enjoy the rumba afternoon outside the Provincial Museum, and nearby is Fausto Theatre, which has hosted major international artists, it is renowned for its exceptional acoustics, its neoclassical structure, its statues of Greek inspiration in Carrara marble and beautiful neo Renaissance frescoes.
On the outskirts of Matanzas, lush vegetation awaits you; Get to know Yumurí Valley and the place known as “El Pan de Matanzas” (Bread of Matanzas), pass by Bacunayagua bridge (the highest in Cuba),dive into Bellamar Caves, cool off in Canímar river, Coral beach and Maya lagoon.