Necropolis de San Carlos Borromeo

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Necropolis de San Carlos Borromeo also known as Cementerio de San Carlos or San Carlos Cemetery is located in Matanzas, Cuba. It was inaugurated on September 2, 1872 on 13.5 hectares. It is the third most important Cementry of Cuba in terms of patrimonial value, as much for its architecture, as for the personalities interred. His main architect was Francisco Sosa VĂ©lez, who used Carrara marble, bronze and cast iron for the construction.

The San Carlos Cemetery came to solve the problem Matanzas had with the big number of cemeteries in the area, a figure higher than that of any other Cuban location.

The octagonal Chapel contains the remains of the martyrs of different wars of independence. Its catacombs, currently the only ones active on the island, contain 756 niches in two underground pantheons and an exclusive system of ventilation against atmospheric pollution, similar to the Tobias Gallery, in the Colon Cemetery, Havana, in Havana.

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