On Parque Libertad – Matanzas' modern nexus with a bronze statue (1909) of José Martí in its center – you'll find Museo Farmaceútico,...
At the former Casino Español , the first performance of the danzonete (ballroom dance) Rompiendo La Rutina, by Anceto Díaz, took...
Biblioteca Gener y Del Monte
Matanzas' library, formerly the Casino Español, is on the northern side of Parque Libertad beside the grandiose peach facade of Hotel...
On Parque Libertad, this is Matanzas' main movie house.
Mercado la Plaza
Near the Puente Sánchez Figueras; for produce/peso stalls.
En Familia information
This jack-of-all-trades restaurant with its tables splayed around a leafy terrace does a bit of everything very well – pizza, pasta and comida criolla (Creole food). The house specialty, however, is a freshly landed fish fillet with chorizo for CUC$2.50. It's heartening to see lots of local families feasting here: a sure sign something good is going on in the kitchen.