Minas de Matahambre.
All year Mon-Sat 13-22.
|Light:||Incandescent Electric Light System|
|Address:||Museo Municipal, Calle 1ra # 76, 22300 Minas de Matahambre, Pinar del Río, Tel: +53-48-8-336185. E-mail:|
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|JUL-1980||Museo Municipal founded.|
|1997||copper mine closed.|
|24-JAN-2000||declared a Monumento Nacional.|
The town of Minas de Matahambre was named after the local copper mine, which provided work for many people, but was closed in 1997. It was called Mina Capitán Alberto Fernández Montes de Oca. The abandone mine is the reason why the Sitio Histórico de Matahambre (Historical site of Matahambre) is listed as Monumento Nacional (National Monument). There is a small museum, the Museo Municipal, which commemorates the mining days, and of course there are numerous remains of the mining days visible all over the city.