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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

Address: Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 7/832-1050
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Ranked #14 of 155 things to do in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic sites, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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Type: Cemeteries, Historic sites, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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Calgary, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

this cemetery located not far from the University in a Big land a lots of marbel display with very artistic way.In a middle of the cemetery a beatiful little church

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Canada
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Very large and important Cemetery. Has 56 Acres and 53,560 plots and over 2 million people buried there. 99% of the above ground “coffin” like structures are made of marble with 3 inch thick marble tops. The tops are lifted and the body is placed inside for 3 years then the bones are transferred into a small marble box and... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The cemetery is an oasis of beautiful architecture. We were with a group with an interesting guide who pointed out a few monuments and the history of some of family plots, but overall it was worth a walk in the park with very nice examples of miniature architecture, religious and political symbols carved from marble.

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Seattle, Washington
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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is the largest and most beautiful cemetery I've ever visited, reminiscent of the famous New Orleans resting place, but much more grand and artistic. I might have skipped this excursion if not on our itinerary, but once on the grounds (about 138 acres if I remember correctly), I wanted to keep exploring. Our guide gave us the 40 minute... More 

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Oulu, Finland
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Such an interesting place for a great walk. It is a huge area, about 4 km from one end to another. We were there by foot and also by car (part of our Havana day tour). It is a Catholic cemetery. One of the cemetery workers showed us some interesting graves and we paid him a bit from his guidance.... More 

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Arizona
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had a guided tour via our Earthbound Expeditions tour and Andres? did a great job showing us around despite the fact he only had a half an hour. Definitely worth spending an hour wandering around the tombs!

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is an amazing thing to see. We explored it on foot, and didn't see all of it. There were no maps or guides on offer, so we just enjoyed the architecture of the tombs. Most are falling apart, with broken marble slabs that have been replaced by concrete; tipped over flower urns; and mausoleums that are now being used... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Its a cemetery but a very spectacular one. I think you are supposed to have a guide but since none were available we wandered around ourselves.

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London
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I love cemeteries ( my other reviews give that away) Colon is often overlooked as one of the great but it shouldn't be. There are some stunning graves, the Lalique etched glass angels one is worth the trip alone. It's also a really nice and quiet place, take a picnic and a book and spend an afternoon. You won't regret... More 

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Edmonton
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Absolutely amazing to see, 56 hecters of stone and marble. Worth the stop on your tour of Havana!!!!

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