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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

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Address: Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 7/832-1050
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an amazing place

Saw this briefly from a tour bus in 2014 and determined to give it a proper visit the following year. Was not disappointed. The quantity and quality of the statuary is exquisite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Saw this briefly from a tour bus in 2014 and determined to give it a proper visit the following year. Was not disappointed. The quantity and quality of the statuary is exquisite. We were lucky enough to be in the company of a local guide and driver who was able to give us a sense of the history of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Like no other place in the world, an amazing design so different from the rest of the world, Fantastic structures very well preserved.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

You get to see how Cubans honour their loved ones with grande head stones and amazing architecture .Well worth the visit to wander around and relax.

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Clearwater, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The monuments are astounding. The grounds are beautiful. But, would not have gotten as much out of our visit without the interesting guide who took our group through the cemetery. He gave us such interesting history about the graves and about some of the deceased who are buried there.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This cemetery is almost like its own city, and it is located on an important street: Avenida Vente Tres (23rd Avenue). The wall around this cemetery seems to stretch forever. It is well worth a visit, even if it seems morbid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We went to see my mother in law who passed 50 years ago (my husband was a baby) for the first time and also our first visit to Cuba. Cemeterio de Colon is huge, there is so much history here and oh my... such beautiful art. We have cementary tours in New Orleans but this one definitely blow ours out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If you love the peaceful serenity and beautiful works of tombstone art then this is your place. It's a little annoying that they charge you but what ever. Walk in with flowers like you're visiting someone and they may not bother you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A place that reveals so much history that could easily be missed. make sure you have a local guide show you around and explain the stories behind the graves. It is totally worth a visit... have your taxi driver wait for you while you look around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Another must-see in Havana. Pick up a guide at the front gate for a walking tour. There's a ton of history here and they'll tell you all about it. We spent over an hour here and just barely made it up the main drag. There are some beautifully ornate monuments and some great stories about the people buried here. Don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The cemetery encompasses several city blocks and is very much part of the history of Havana and Cuba.It's best to take part of an afternoon and just stroll up and down the walkways. It's well worth it.

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