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Founded in 1693 Matanzas is the capital city of the province with the same name. It is located at Cuba shore, at the east of the Havana The main activity in the city during the colonial era was sugar plantations and this led to a high growth of the slave population that came from Africa.
As a result, the heritage and African traditions are a reference in this city. Cuban traditions owe a lot to this region. Two of the main music genres were born in Matanzas: the rumba and the danzon. The last one is the official music genre of Cuba.
The Bay of Matanzas witnessed some important historical events such as the bombing of the United States in 1898, and several slave insurrections.
One of those events gave the name to the province. Matanzas is the Spanish word for massacre.
The specific event was the attempt by Spanish soldiers to kill an aboriginal group that lived in the region.
To get to them they needed to cross a river, and they asked a fisherman to take them. He accepted, but while they were on the way he overturned the boat. The soldiers died and there were only two survivors.
Others names that receive the city of Matanzas are City of Bridges and the Venice of Cuba. The reason is that has 17 bridges that cross the three rivers around the city.
It is not such a big city, but it has very interesting places to visit. And the surroundings are also valuable. Travelers can reach some main natural attraction from Varadero, but the best way to know this area is booking an accommodation in Matanzas and taking time to know its people.
Its two main plazas are El Vigia and Libertad, and they are close to each other. You can learn a lot about the city and its people walking around the city.
There are three rivers that go into the city, these are Rio Yumuri, San Juan, and Canimar. All of them have great influence on the geography and history of Matanzas.
Among the attractions of the city is a legacy of music and poets that have enriched Cuban culture.
In Matanzas, you will find several casas particulares to stay a few days. Booking a room in this kind of accommodation is the best way to know the city. Your host will teach you about the Cuban culture, and they’ll help you to find the best places to visit in the city.
Some places you must visit in Matanzas are:
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