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Matanzas 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 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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Quick Facts

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


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Weekdays 8–noon and 2:30–5, Sun. 9–noon

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