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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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The cemetery encompasses several city blocks and is very much part of the history of Havana and Cuba.It's best to take part of an afternoon and just stroll up and down the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The cemetery encompasses several city blocks and is very much part of the history of Havana and Cuba.It's best to take part of an afternoon and just stroll up and down the walkways. It's well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This cemetery is a must see as its historically significant and the tomb stones are unlike anything you will ever see elsewhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It´s a big área with amazing graves. It´s close to the Plaza de la Revolution and it can be visited in only one morning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were amazed at the beauty and cleanliness of this wonderful cemetery. Having a tour guide is a must or you will miss out on stories and the meanings of symbols and carvings. The care that Cubans show for their deceased is truly amazing.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you like exhuberant or famous tombstones, this place is for you. There are a few worth a look, like the pyramid and many others.

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Marina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Cemetario de Colon was NOT part of our People-to-People itinerary, but one member of our small group encouraged our guide/director to take us there. She did and encouraged a guide there to allow us 14 to join another very, very small group. Allowed and highly enjoyed and experienced by all of us. Think of that cemetery that's in Recoleta... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Remember Christopher Columbus is not buried here!! However no visit to Havana would be complete without a visit to this location. The architecture and history of the cemetery is fascinating. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A cemetery is an interesting choice for sightseeing but this is a must see when in Havana - the tombstones are magnificent and it's a very peaceful place to walk around - very easy to get lost due to the size of it! Give yourself at least an hour to appreciate the beauty of it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

An absolute amazing place to visit. It's not just a cemetery but it's an address for you after you die. It's a great thought of not just leaving a departed person but to give an address. There are numbered streets, roads and houses(graves). I heard stores of people sending Flowers, Post Cards and Lteers to their loved ones to their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Drove around in the bus, but a lot of history is present. Would love a walk-through in a cooler season.

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Additional Information about Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

Address: Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 7/832-1050
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana

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