The day of celebration for the Days of the Cuban Surveyor and the Bridges will take place in Matanzas from 24th to 26th of this month in Matanzas city. Keynote lectures given by professionals with vast experience in these topics and exhibitions are about the activities organized by the executive of the National Union… Continue Reading »
In his recent visit to the province of Matanzas, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez praised the work done for the 325th anniversary of the city, which is shown in the beauty exhibited by the city, mainly in its historic center, in addition to the executed in other areas. The maximum governmental figure of the country… Continue Reading »
We will try to make a special connection between past and present in this place, said Leonel Pérez Orozco, Curator of the City of Matanzas, referring to the foundational Plaza of La Vigía, a central Matanzas space undergoing a profound constructive resuscitation in the face of 325th anniversary of the foundation of this city of rivers and bridges.
The Book Fair in Matanzas will take place between the 5th and 10th of March next with the participation of the province’s editorial system. The distinction to Eusebio Leal Spengler, Historian of Havana, as Adoptive Son of Matanzas, and the first delivery of the Order of Merit Shield of the City to this intellectual, will capture the attention of the Matanzas during the feast of letters in the Athens of Cuba.
From its birth the city of Matanzas was marked by the desire of its conservation. When still in the city did not illuminate the flashes of a strong economy and this was a poor village of the eighteenth century, the Matanzas bet to maintain the urban layout with which the town had been born in 1693, «structure recognized today as the seventh wonder of the Cuban architecture of the XIX century «, according to the Conservative of the City, Leonel Pérez Orozco.
Matanzas, known as the City of the Bridges, has the most valuable and complete collection of bridges from the XIX and XX century in Cuba. These works of the Cuban engineering are not only appreciated as physical elements that go through rivers and seas, but also as a component of a great importance for both; the urbanization and the opening of the country to the modern times.