Catedral de San Carlos Borromeo
The city archives are housed in the former residence of local poet José Jacinto Milanés (1814–63). A bronze statue of Milanés stands on...
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.
Centro Variedades Commercial
For groceries and (upstairs) great cakes.
Lonely Planet review
Standing back from the disorganized melée of Calle 83 behind shady Plaza de la Iglesia, this once-great, perennially shut, neoclassical cathedral was constructed in 1693 and contains some of Cuba's most famous frescoes, suffering terribly after years of neglect.