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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 #12 of 113 Attractions in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods
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abergavenny
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

to see this cemetery and so beautifully kept with such great history a truly big cemetery, Well worth a visit to see this as so very different from usual with its very large headstones and tombs

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

You would need more than a day to look around as it is so vast. Well worth the visit loads of famous people buried here

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stoke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

what can I say wonderful the guide very informative I didn't want to miss anything truly remarkable please please if you go to Havana visit

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a very well kept cemetery with some impressive monuments and religious statues. It is a shame though that money has to change hands before one gains entrance. Guards also patrol the grounds to check the right fee has been charged.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

over 2 million buried, so worth the time, get a guide, Even the pieta is there. Still an active cemetary, because of the climate the tombs are re used, bones are taken out and put in a box and someone new lays down.

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Clemmons, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The crypts and mausoleums of the wide streets are each unique pieces of art housing more history than we could take notes of...

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El Paso
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had read a little on this "city of the dead" before our short stay in Havana & quickly put it on the to-do list. It's a short ride on a taxi or bus from the city & we got there via the hop on/hop off bus which is 5CUC per person. Once there, we had to pay an entrance... More

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Venray, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I have never seen such a beautiful cementry, it is very big but the must beautiful grave monuments. You have to see the monument for fireman.

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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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