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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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Beautiful cemetry.

We went here on our private tour of Havana.Was on my list of things to do.At the entrance you pay and we also payed for an english speaking guide. The main avenue from the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here on our private tour of Havana.Was on my list of things to do.At the entrance you pay and we also payed for an english speaking guide. The main avenue from the entrance running up to the church is where the most beautiful graves are.The headstones,mausoleums,statues are breathtakingly beautiful.The stories behind each family grave really interesting.The cemetry is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I hadn't expected much from a visit to this cemetery but it was actually very enjoyable. This was partly because we had a brilliant local guide who was very knowledgeable but also because the tombstones and memorials themselves were fascinating. The back stories were riveting and diverse, the carvings and artwork were rich with symbolism and the whole cemetery was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery seemed to go on forever. Never seen so many family tombs. It is kept in lovely condition, very well looked after. Lots of history here, found it very interesting.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Typically never an interest of mine, Cemetario de Colon took me by surprise. Being respectful, keep in mind that it is a cemetery as it is hard to view it as an outdoor museum. Every turn has more for the eyes to see and the mind to appreciate. Speaking with various persons, you will learn why some graves are "popular"... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not many people think about visiting a cemetary unless they know a buried loved one, however this place is quite visual, unusual and fun place to visit abeit somber.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The quantity and quality of marble will astound you. There are lots of stories to be told within the cemetary, so a guide is a great investment....otherwise, you'll see lots of beautiful tombs and monuments, but will have so sense of the people honored within.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing guide who made the cemetary come alive with stories about all the people buried there. We made our wish at Amelia's grave and it came true! We'll be going back with our plaque someday.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

impressive - so many graves and even road for cars and busses tip: by the main entrance turn left and look for gallery of Tobias - a 95 m long catacomb / ossuary. Carlos will show you around and explain.

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Birmingham England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wouldn't normally choose to go to a graveyard, but as this was part of a tour we did and it was very interesting.Our guide was very knowledgeabl( and quite funny) and told us about the firemen who had died on duty they had the largest memorial. and a lady who had died from pre-eclampsia and people come,bring flowers and to... More 

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markham, ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a place we stopped at on a tour not sure if we would ave just went on our own. However, this was one of the most unreal and beautiful places we have ever seen. So glad we got to see this beautiful place.

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