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Las Cuevas De Matanzas

The caves of Matanzas have served as a very popular tourist attraction for Cuba. Tours opened up in 1862 when visitors carried torches and candles making these Caves of Bellamar the oldest tourist attraction that is still visited on the Island. While the caves of Viñales are said to be a bit more alluring, the grand Cuevas de Bellamar are also a great option for the curious spelunker.

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Pharmacy of Matanzas

The pharmacy was constructed January 1st 1882 and prospered as the only pharmacy in all of South America for decades. Dr. Ernesto Trolet Lelievre in collaboration with Juan Fermin de Figueroa Veliz prepared and adminstered all prescriptions. The pharmacy thrived through January 16th of 1964 when it was shut down and turned into a museum. Today it stands a replica of what it was when it first opened its doors in 1882.

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