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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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where the dead are celebrated

never would i have thought that a cemetery would be so filled with life. From its grand entrance towering over the Vedado city scape to the the well appointed streets of marbled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

never would i have thought that a cemetery would be so filled with life. From its grand entrance towering over the Vedado city scape to the the well appointed streets of marbled grave covering, this cemetery which houses over 1 million graves invites you to be inquisitive. The lives of the Revolution and the many sacrifices of those who died... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The name of the place is misleading, Columbus is not buried there is presume that his son Diego is the one there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This may seem a strange place to visit but if you do a bit of research first it has so many wonderful people buried hear. It is so peaceful in the middle of a busy road and remember and leave plenty time to walk round. With the new tour bus leaving from Parque Centra it is so easy and inexpensive... More 

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Fort Erie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

we take photographers here every January...excellent statues!! the best!!. you can spend hours if you're into photography...bring water if its sunny and wear a hat. There are many trees and shade also.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We attended at this beautiful cemetery. It's a steep $5CUC each to enter. It's beautiful and worth the price to walk around, as there is nothing like it in Canada. But, we were approached by a security guard who insisted on showing us a few things. After 20 minutes of walking around with him, we went to leave and he... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a great tour guide (I did not get his name) he was very energetic and informative and proud of his history. It was 38 C so we asked to just tour some of the highlights. We went to a monument to a group of firefighters, Amelia and her baby and Constantino Ribalaigua Vert, he was Ernest Hemingway's bartender... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

As cemeteries go, this is one of the most interesting in the Americas. Take a stroll along the main street to see some of the gigantic monuments. There is a lot of Cuban history . If possible have a guide show you some of the most important sites and share their history..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Colon Cemetery was a highlight when we visited Havana. It's vast and you won't be able to visit all 800,000 graves, so be sure to hire a guide (available at the front gate) who can explain the history and take you to the most interesting graves and mausoleums. Spectacular architecture and sculptures of white stone, this cemetery dates to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Incredible history. Really "crowded grave sites. It is best to find a guide to help you and to provide extra info. Try not to go mid-day because of the sun and heat. An incredible sense of history. Very clean and everything is pretty well kept up. No litter as Cubans are into recycling plastic bottles, Al cans etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We went with a tour guide, and this was interesting. Without a tour guide, or at least a book, it would be overwhelming.

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