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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #17 of 116 Attractions in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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El Paso
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Fabulous sepulchers and scuptings. It is a bit off the beaten track and will cost a little to get there. Also, latest reports are that the staff are charging for entry.

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Gold Coast Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I went past this cemetery on the hop on hop off bus. They say it is famous and it is very big. I am not interested, so I did not get off the bus to go inside.

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Colombo cemetery was the right place to admire social/historic specifics and diversity in earnest tranquility, as oppose to noisy and busy Havana. I spent two hours watching how times and events changed people's destiny and the way stone-cutting skills developed over times. Very unique and beautiful place to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Not an obvious attraction to visit but this is exactly what makes it worthwhile. It's full of history and you can hire a local guide to tell you about the famous people burried there and their stories.

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Bethany, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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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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