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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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One of the most beautiful cementaries I have seen - definitely worth the price of 5 CUC. You will surely get a "private tour" with one of the guards or gravediggers, but their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful cementaries I have seen - definitely worth the price of 5 CUC. You will surely get a "private tour" with one of the guards or gravediggers, but their stories are interesting. Remember to cover your head and take a lot of water with you.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Built in 1876 the architecture of the main gate and marble-carved gravestones are elaborate. This is a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Even if cemeteries are not your thing this one is a must see. It is huge and there is an entrance fee. You could walk forever.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Magnificent monuments and a historic place, it is one of the most famous cemetery in Latin America, to me more expectacular than Recoleta in Buenos Aires.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

the stonework in this cemetery is nuts. Such rich history being told on the mausoleums, graves and tombs. take a good hour at least.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This expansive historic cemetery is filled with as many touching stories as it is sprawling beauty. From the courage of firefighters to the prevailing triumph of true love, if you are looking to be inspired by the traits of those who have gone before, this is the spot for you. The tombs and monuments are quite impressive, and the pride... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place is also called Necropolis de Colon. Yes it is a cemetery but there are some famous Cuban people buried here. The main reason was to see the changing of the cadet guard which is quite famous and quite funny as well. It is not a must visit but most trips will come here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It felt weird going to a cemetery as a tourist, but we couldn't resist taking pictures of some of the massively beautiful tombs. The history behind each piece is vast and well known.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This cemetary is the largest in Cuba and has historical significance. It is helpful to have a guide take you around and explain the significance of many of the graves here. You can easily spend 1-2 hours here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We walked to the cemetery from Old Havana. Took about 3 hours. An easy walk with several stops including one for beer and snacks. The walk interesting in and of itself. Once at the cemetery we just wandered and enjoyed the spectacular stone work. Much fun, quiet and restful. And a nice sel;ection of places to eat and have a... More 

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