Western Cuba Sights

Catedral de San Carlos

  • Calle del Medio between Milanés y Calle 282 Map It
  • Matanzas
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/26/2015

Fodor's Review

Recently restored on the outside, this massive, Neoclassical church with two ornate towers is famous for its interior frescoes. In front of the church, there is a huge ceiba tree with a heavy, metal bell hanging from one of the branches, commemorating the bells that were rung to call in slaves from the sugar plantations. On the ground below lies a large, antique metal gear from a sugar mill.

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Calle del Medio between Milanés y Calle 282, Matanzas, Matanzas Province, 40100, Cuba

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  • Weekdays 8–noon and 2:30–5, Sun. 9–noon

Published 08/26/2015


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