Nicknamed the Venice of Cuba, Matanzas, is the city of bridges (he has twenty-one). Among these, one of the most interesting is the impressive Puente Calixto García, steel structure from 1899 that crosses the Río San Juan. A little further north, meets Plaza de la Vigía ( “Square of supervision”) with its historic buildings; once called Plaza de Armas (Parade Ground) want to remember that the danger of being attacked is always high. To the south-west of the square you can see the publishing house Ediciones Vigía. Opened in 1985, publishes handmade books made typography, printed press and bound in numbered editions and signed for a maximum of 200 copies.
Finally, in the southern part of the square meets the great symbol of the city: the nineteenth-century Teatro Sauto, considered one of the most beautiful and elegant of Cuba.
Beautiful from the natural point of view, the province of Matanzas host the Gran Parque Natural Montemar. Also known as the Parque Nacional Ciénaga de Zapata. This park, protected by UNESCO, occupies the southern part of the province, close to Ciénaga de Zapata. The town is the largest ciénaga (or swamp) in the Caribbean and has a quite unique ecosystem