The Matanzas was founded on June 9 of 1878 by decree of Spain royal government. Such decree established the administrative division of the island of Cuba in six provinces, christened with the names of their capitals.
Its boundaries have ever been similar: the Florida strait, San Nicolas channel, the western Caribbean Sea, Havana, Villa Clara and Cienfuegos provinces.
Details of the so called city of the Rivers and bridges, the old Pharmacy and among the main geographical landmarks ,Loma de Jacán hill, 316 mt high a.s.l., , Pan de Matanzas hill, reaching the 381 mt high, The unforgettable view of Valley de Yumuri from Bacunayagua bridge and look point that is the limit with Mayabeque province.
In Matanzas you can visit San Severino Castle, Highhill Monserrat and Bellamar caves among other places.