Catedral de San Carlos Borromeo
Standing back from the disorganized melée of Calle 83 behind shady Plaza de la Iglesia, this once-great, perennially shut, neoclassical...
Palacio de Gobierno
Dating from 1853, this muscular building dominates the east side of Parque Libertad; these days it's the seat of the Poder Popular...
Casa del Danzón
If you fancy learning some local dance steps, enquire here as it offers weekend danzón classes.
On Parque Libertad, this is Matanzas' main movie house.
Cadena Cubana del Pan
Bread shop for beach picnics.
Lonely Planet review
The city archives are housed in the former residence of local poet José Jacinto Milanés (1814–63). A bronze statue of Milanés stands on the nearby Plaza de la Iglesia in front of the cathedral.