Places - Cuba's Western Region

Cathedral-Matanzas

The first stone of this church was laid on October 12, 1693. The once beautiful church with frescoes on the walls, ceilings and in the big dome, is now in a state of irreparable decay but is symbolic of a 17th Century Catholic presence on the island, with the first mass being held in 1693 by the Bishop Diego Evelino Hurtado de Compostela.