"THE CITY BETWEEN RIVERS" Matanzas by henri123

Matanzas Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 70 photos

RIO YUMURI AND RIO SAN JUAN

A strange name for a city: Matanzas means killing,
the origine of this name is not quite sure.

Nested in the Guamina bay this city was for a long time the sugar capital
of the island and number one sugar harbour in the world.

The famous cuban danse "danzon" was created in matanzas.

Between two main bridges "Calixto Garcia" and "Concordia", the city center architecture is the proof of this former quite rich city.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:friendly population
  • Cons:too closeby varadero and mass tourism
  • In a nutshell:river city along the bay
  • Last visit to Matanzas: Feb 2013
  • Intro Written Mar 29, 2013
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