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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
7/832-1050
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Ranked #13 of 108 Attractions in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Dundee, Scotland
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164 reviews 164 reviews
106 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We had previously visited the cemetery 8 years ago, at that time there was no charge for entry, but things progress and we were aware this time around it would be 5 CUC each for entry, we noticed there was a map for sale at 1 CUC, this was very useful as we would not have found some of the... More 

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Nashville Tn
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

People sure liked to glorify themselves in death, statues columns, angels, stained glass ;the works . Guides LOVE to tell ghooulish stories of the people buried there

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Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The architecture the has gone into many of the tombs and monuments is incredible. Well worth the visit.

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Burlingame, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This cemetery is very special to Cubans and it shows.Very well preserved and is still being used today.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A large cemetery with some interesting tombs, you need a guide to show you the more interesting ones such as the pyramid and fireman's tomb. Most are blisteringly white in the sunshine. Not just for tapophiles!

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Germany
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The cemetery is considered the 3rd most beautiful cemetery in the world, the statues found in the graves are very artistic and the place is full of them. It is in the middle of the city and lots of tourists go there everyday.

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This cemetery is a must for history buffs and for people who enjoy art and architecture. Some of the tombs are impressive, and you can learn a lot about the city from seeing who is buried there. A guided tour will probably help you understand more what you're seeing, but it's also pleasant to stroll around on your own. Very... More 

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Potomac,MD
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Really neat cemetery, most interesting outside Buenos Aires even without the Perons graves. Look for the grave of Ferrer from the Buena Vista Social club.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

If you think the cemetery in Buenos Aires is amazing, come to this place. It is beautiful and peaceful. It is well maintained and the best I have seen worldwide. There is a beautiful monument to the firefighters who were killed because they walked into a building that had explosives and they did not know it. Each part of the... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I enjoyed the guide's description of the history and the architecture of the third largest cemetery in the world. His dramatic explanations made everything more interesting

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