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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

Address: Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 7/832-1050
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Ranked #14 of 109 Attractions in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We found the cemetery an enjoyable and (mostly) leisurely walk. We didn't bother with a "tour guide", just did some quick rehearse ahead of time and purchased a map. We were able to locate the most significant grave sites. It was interesting that the cemetery is better maintained than the rest of the city and that the various forms of... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful place. It's worth a guided tour to get the inside dope on those who are buried here. Do not miss the memorial the firemen and the Milagros.

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Los Angeles. CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A very, very large cemetery with many mausoleums - white, white marble. The statuary art is amazing. I would say put this place on your agenda for sure.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Just a fun place to visit & see the old, unique tombstones. A good way to get a better sense of the old world/new world history of a fascinating city.

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Minneapolis, MN
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This graveyard is huge! Interesting grave sites like the one of the 5 fireman who died and it has a chain around it with 5 teardrops handing from it on all sides. There is also one that looks like a pyramid. The earliest grave I found was the year 1530. Very much looks like New Orleans graveyard. $5.00 (CUC) entry... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

$5 CUCs; beautiful, ornate tombstones and crypts for individuals or the entire family. Very much like New Orleans.

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Parksville, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Touch of the old world here. So many ornate tombs reminiscent of New Orleans. Check out the tomb of the 12 firemen who died i the Spainish war of independence. Paid entry.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The cemetery is beautiful with some of the most elaborate tombs you will see anywhere. One of the more interesting tombs is the burial site of Saint Amelia. Believers come to this site to leave milagros (votive offerings) in thanks for prayers that are answered. If you are lucky you can witness practitioners asking for favors from the saint.

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Dundee, Scotland
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263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We had previously visited the cemetery 8 years ago, at that time there was no charge for entry, but things progress and we were aware this time around it would be 5 CUC each for entry, we noticed there was a map for sale at 1 CUC, this was very useful as we would not have found some of the... More 

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Nashville Tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

People sure liked to glorify themselves in death, statues columns, angels, stained glass ;the works . Guides LOVE to tell ghooulish stories of the people buried there

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