Matanzas is the neoclassical city par excellence of Cuba. The relationship between its remarkable monuments and its great natural scenery is unique and relevant.

Without compromises with previous traditions, the Matanzas architecture of the 19th century represents “the new architecture” in the most complete sense of the word. In a very short period, Matanzas left behind the stage of the guano huts. The references for the construction of the “new architecture” were materialized early in emblematic buildings, built by a select group of architects, among which shone individuals from the relief of Julio Sagebien, José Ramón Cabrera, Bartolomé Borrell, Francisco Betancourt, José Borrell, Manuel Antonio de Carrerá and Daniel Dall'Aglio, among others.