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Address: Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 7/832-1050
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An incredible sight--nothing like any cemetery you've ever seen!

This cemetery is gorgeous and seems to go on forever. Our tour group went with a guide--which I think would be important. So many beautiful things to photograph we didn't know... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This cemetery is gorgeous and seems to go on forever. Our tour group went with a guide--which I think would be important. So many beautiful things to photograph we didn't know where to start. Be sure to see the tomb of "La Miligrosa." Covered with flowers, it shelters a woman who died in childbirth in 1901, along with her baby,... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have never seen a cemetery in my life this large and impressive and steeped in such history. Simply amazing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit here and had a wonderful Cuban guide. He explained so much about so many people buried there. It is quite an interesting and historical place.

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Thank Sylvia315
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This cemetery was never one of the great ones of the world. It could never compare to Buenos Aires, for example. Now, like so much of Cuba, it is sadly decayed.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This huge cemetery is easily reached from downtown Havana - though would be a bit of a hike if you wanted to walk. We found a good way to visit was to use the Habana hop-on/hop-off bus service, which stops near the main gates. The cemetery is classified as a Cuban National Monument and costs 5 CUCs per person to... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I admit it, I love cemeteries. I love wandering round them looking at how people deal with death and interment. Cemeteries are incredible places. This one is truly amazing. It covers 140 acres and has around 1 million people interred there. The cemetery is a short distance from the centre of Havana and a taxi ride will cost you around... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You cannot believe how interesting a cemetery can be until you see this! Extraordinary monuments, vast space that is still used for burials.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This cemetery is so interesting - from a historical and cultural point of view. Make sure you have at least a couple of hours to wander, seeing the wide variety of tombs and the stories they tell.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky to visit the cemetary when thye still included it in guided tours some years ago. What strikes you first - the line up of family mausoleums by the old Cuban riches and nobility, and the centerpiece of it all - the column built by the gov't of Spain to firefighters that lost their life battling a major... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is huge, beautiful and full of stories - you need a guide or you won't understand what you are seeing. Even for those of us who usually don't hire guides - this is one place you should.

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