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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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very intersting

our bus just took us for a ride through while our guide explained about the graves - very interesting!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

our bus just took us for a ride through while our guide explained about the graves - very interesting!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking, the cemetery is absolutely massive (5 squared kms) and has over 5 million people buried there. It is worth walking around! Be warned that locals are more than willing to give you a tour, but at a cost

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We had a local guide to take us around and he had lots of interesting stories about the cemetery and the people buried there. It is a great part of Havana's history

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Not if this is the Christopher Columbus Cemetery in Havana. Never been to a cemetery like this before, so walking around to hear all the stories behind the graves was really interesting. A lot of sad stories, but also history of glory and great times. Make sure you have a guide who can tell you all the stories and show... More 

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Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Significant pieces of excellent sculpture. Lots of interesting history. A beautiful cemetery. A very interesting process with lots of tradition.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Unless you have issues with cemeteries you have to see this beautiful final resting place for many noted Cuban figures. Abrahim Ferrer from the Buena Vista Social Club is buried here. The monument to a group of firefighters (bomberos) is one of the most amazing tributes I have ever seen. Sadly the building that is an art deco design for... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We toured this cemetery with a guide who brought it alive. The history of old Cuba can be found here. The cemetery is very large and being used today. The names on the tombs are important.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It's crazy how big the cemetery is and how brilliant white the tombs are. Too much on foot. Take a tour.

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We toured the front section of the cemetery with a guide who told us many stories about the "residents". It would have been interesting to see the rear area where common people are still buried.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This architectural gem reflects the well-to-do largess of the Cuban Bourgeoisie! Marble art works reach their peak! Love Stories lurk behind these sumptuous monuments! a must-see while in the pearl of the Caribbean!

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