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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #20 of 111 attractions in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Bethany, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you are in Cuba you MUST visit this cemetery the head stones and graves are beautiful and so impressive

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It's a huge and impressive cemetery, but the admission fee (only for tourists of course) is too high in my opinion. As our host Ari in the casa would say: "5CUC for to see many people die? No no no."

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The graves stones architecture are unbelievable and guided tour is a must The church paintings are beautiful

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very interesting, despite the torrential downpour and the guide who spoke no English at all, and kinda forced us to have a tour and then demanded 20 CUCs for 20 mins of his time, which seemed a bit excessive. We ended up paying him 10 but then felt bad for haggling. Would have preferred to just use the guide book... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This cemetery, which has professional guides available, is a big piece of the history of Cuba and certainly Havana. It is 140 acres and well maintained. Both the wealthy and the poor are buried here, many in large crypts which with considerable details tells the history buried within. For example, in 1890 there was a major fire in which many... More

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CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Wow--huge cemetery. Beautiful, old crypts from the very wealthy families that had lived in Cuba. Sad to see what it has become now. Lots of history--get a guide to explain the very areas.

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Staten Island, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Some famous Cubans are buried here as well as Lola Rodriguez de Tio who wrote La Borinquena, Puerto Rico's national anthem.I had one of the workers give me a private tour. I gave him 10CUC for his time.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

It reminded of the grand cemeteries of old Hollywood. Interesting, the amount of money the rich are willing to spend on their deceased families.

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bristol
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

It was interesting looking at this cemetery. You can spend many hours here. But to be honest although lots of history here, it's not a place I would like to return. Very depressing.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This was my second tour of the cemetery and each time has been amazing...it embodies cuba's past and present for me...both beautiful and sad, rooted in history but alive in the present. Our guide told the most wonderful stories about the people buried here and the georgeous architecture. It's well worth the time.

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