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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321050
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Beautiful Cemetery (if you are into that)

It was a lot to take in, but after being there in the hot sun for 15 minutes it all kind of started... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Greensboro, North Carolina
Exquisit and majestic

Only peeked in, but the peek was impressive! If you are in the neighborhood, you must check it out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“buried here” (42 reviews)
“above ground” (22 reviews)
“la milagrosa” (9 reviews)
Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321050
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a lot to take in, but after being there in the hot sun for 15 minutes it all kind of started looking the same. Be ware of locals who want to show you something, they will usually expect a tip. Havana is very...More

Thank sgtsbud
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only peeked in, but the peek was impressive! If you are in the neighborhood, you must check it out. (We were on a bike tour with Havana Bike Rentals and swung by).

Thank monkeygalNyc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our cruise ship docked in Havana for two days during which we took a tour of the "Old Town" and surrounding areas. A cemetery would not normally be on our list of places to visit, but in this case it was. There is nothing ghoulish...More

Thank Eddiemack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting. Interesting mausoleums and tombstones. I would strongly suggest that you get an english-speaking guide. It's worth the additional fee (beyond the CUC 5 admission) and will make your visit much more meaningful. Take your time and understand the history, some of the personalities,...More

Thank Staten_Islander
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in Cuban history, this is a must to see. I have been here at least 8 times and have learnt something new everytime. Be sure to ask for an English speaking tour guide.

Thank dlouisehanson55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jumped of at the Hop on hop off stop. CUC5 to get in per person from a shed on the right of the main entrance, not at the gate. HUGE cemetery with lovely headstones etc. would have preferred if we had a guide for insightful...More

Thank roswellstyles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured the cemetery as part of our city tour which we booked through the NCL cruise ship. The headstones in this cemetery are an artistic dream. The statues and monuments are huge and contained such detail. The tour guide explained about the whole funeral...More

Thank lurcherm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sheer size and number of monuments in this cemetary make it difficult to appreciate. It seems that anyway you turn, there’s another crypt or sculpture that’s more beautiful than the last. The cemetary itself is huge, so most visitors can only see a tiny...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one huge cemetery. Everything is above ground and there is monument after monument. Quite impressive that it is so packed and goes on for miles. Some beautiful architecture and very interesting if you are a cemetery visitor.

Thank Freckles2212
Reviewed December 8, 2017

Very impressive and powerful and when i visited very peaceful, not many tourists. It is a very impressive historical site.

Thank gerropato
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May 25, 2017|
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
I believe there were 14 the day we were there. Our guide told us there could be up to 40
May 8, 2017|
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Response from Roberto C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, those are the correct hours of operation and yes they are "flexible". Lovely place to tour, the statuary is impressive and some of the last words, dedications and comments written on the graves moving, poetic and at... More
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March 5, 2017|
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