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Cardenas Religious Building/Site/Shrine

You can sightsee in one of the horse-drawn carriages (less than CUC$10) that wait for hire in the plaza facing the town's central park, which also has the oldest statue of Columbus in the New World (erected in 1858). Overlooking the statue, the mid-19th-century Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción is oddly framed by two conical towers and is in desperate need of repair. However, the Neoclassical cathedral is known for its stained glass windows, best admired from inside. To enter, walk around the church to the back door at No. 359. Don't miss the tiny chapel in the conical tower at the northeast corner.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine City Park Historical

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Av. de Cespedes, e/Calle 8 y Calle 9
Cárdenas, Matanzas Province  42110, Cuba

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