Streets & Avenues of Matanzas

When the layout of the streets that would shape the future city of Matanzas was started, the first streets were "Cienaga", that headed to the swamps that reached Yumurí, now known as "Milanes", Calle Río" Street, running parallel to the north side of San Juan River and "Calle del Medio"  Street, in the Plaza de Armas. Already in 1794 the city of Matanzas had 16 streets: ten from north to south and six from East to West, this was the time when the streets started to have official names.