Western Cuba Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Western Cuba - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Matanzas 10

Peninsula de Zapata 5

Varadero 5

Valle de Viñales 5

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Maria la Gorda 1

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Catedral de San Carlos

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Recently restored on the outside, this massive, Neoclassical church with two ornate towers is famous for its interior frescoes. In front...

Hershey Railway

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Once the property of the Hershey chocolate barons, Cuba's first electric railway was built in 1917 to haul sugarcane and workers to the...

Iglesia de San Pedro Apóstol

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This architecturally eclectic church was built in 1870 by architect Daniel Delaglio, who also designed the city's emblematic Teatro Sauto.

Monserrate Heights Mirador

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

For a spectacular view of the city and the bay, hire a taxi to take you up to Monserrate Heights, a pleasant park that's also the site...

Museo Farmaceútico Triolet

  • Museum/Gallery

The city's main, not-to-be-missed sight is this perfectly preserved, 19th-century natural-medicine pharmacy. Established in 1882 by Ernesto...

Museo Provincial Matanzas

  • Museum/Gallery

This distinctive, slate-blue building with two tiers of graceful arcades recalls the city's mid-19th-century heyday. It was built in...

Parque de la Libertad

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

This attractive, leafy square is the heart of the city. A bronze statue of 19th-century liberal revolutionary leader José Martí presides...

Plaza de la Vigía

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

A little overwhelmed by passing traffic, this landmark square is the cultural hub of Matanzas, with the Matanzas Provincial Museum on...

Puente Concordia

  • Bridge/Tunnel

This once-elegant, arched bridge over the Yumurí Estuary used to set a Parisian, Seine-like scene. Built in 1878, with two imposing...

Teatro Sauto

  • Arts/Performance Venue

On the Plaza de la Vigia, the massive, white Teatro Sauto is one of Cuba's finest and best-preserved Neoclassical structures. Also known...

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