the capital city of the province of Matanzas located in Cuba.
The capital city has a population of over one hundred thousand.
In Spanish the word Matanzas means mass murder, it is not a nice
name for a city. It is thought that may be the name of the city
could derive from the killing of cows in large number during a
certain period or from the Spaniards who killed a large number
of Indians residing in the area at this time. But it is only a
supposition. Matanzas city has been founded in 1693 and is also
known as Cuban Venice or Athens of Cuba. Matanzas is a quite
important city in Cuba, Danzonete and The Danzon which is the
national dance of Cuba comes also from Matanzas. There is a
large number of attractions in the province of Matanzas, in its
capital city and the surrounding villages.