Caves of Bellamar, Matanzas, Cuba


Caves of Bellamar, Matanzas, Cuba
1900s (1900-1910)

Approximate location.

The impressive halls and galleries are filled with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, krastic crystals, underground stream, fountains, crystallized domes and some other unique limestone formations. Indigenous paintings and fossils have also been found here. The explored area is 3 km (1.9 mi) long and contains 28 rooms; the area open to visitors is about 1 km (0.6 mi) long.
Varadero Travel Guide

Cuba’s oldest tourist attraction, according to local propaganda, lies 5km southeast of Matanzas and is 300,000 years old. There are 2500m of caves here, discovered in 1861 by a Chinese workman in the employ of Don Manuel Santos Parga.
Lonely Planet

Bellamar Caves are located on the north coast of Cuba, about five miles from the center of the city of Matanzas. Once inside the beautiful cave the visitor can see the effect of time on the beautiful stalactites, stalagmites and other formations.
The Cuban History–A Gift of Nature: the Caves of Bellamar, Matanzas, Cuba