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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321050
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Stop here if you like graveyards/cemeteries

It was very, very hot when out tour arrived at the cemetery. There is no way we could have gone... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
San Jose, California
Beautiful site

My family and I were on a bus tour that stopped here. The tour guide here gave a great explanation... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jacksonville, Florida
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Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321050
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was very, very hot when out tour arrived at the cemetery. There is no way we could have gone through here without a guide as the 140 acres is home to more than 500 graves, mausoleums, memorials, etc. Maybe it was the heat of...More

Thank Rebelliot
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family and I were on a bus tour that stopped here. The tour guide here gave a great explanation of the graves we stopped with gracious stories. This place is beautiful and I would recommend coming here with a tour guide.

Thank SwoopHoop904
Reviewed 5 days ago

The cemetery is an interesting place if you are into gravestones. You need a guide or a map otherwise, it's just a walk. We took the city tour bus to get here that has a stop in front of the cemetery's gate.

Thank d33a
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very large his stork graveyard. The grave of the mother and infant are so moving especially with all the memorials from people who have had their prayers answered. The crypt with the Lalique windows Is breathtaking although it may be under repair when you visit

Thank legal195597
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I may be one one of those with a bit of the weird as part of my personality but I thought this was a pretty good stop on a walking tour of Havana. These sites contain the real history of a city. If you love...More

Thank jroger69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so this sounds weird but it was probably the coolest cemetery I have ever been to. They have this huge main gate that is just stunning architecturally speaking. Then when you go in you drive down this huge prominad that is well landscaped. After...More

Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cemetery like you've never seen before. I highly recommend getting a tour guide to take your through as there was too much to take in. You could walk through, spend all day just glancing over every site, and still not make it...More

Thank Wanravee H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised at the large size of this cemetery. Beautiful monuments and full of history. So glad we had a guide the area was very interesting. Some uneven walking areas - wear good walking shoes.

Thank susandavisellis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked here from where we were staying and it was definitely worth the stop. We spent a little over an hour here, which was enough, the first view is really the attraction. Miles of white marble statues and monuments. You do not need the...More

Thank Redsoxfan02129
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Buried in the heart of Havana is a memorial to the history of sadness Cuba has experienced. The Christopher Columbus cemetery was supposed to host the remains of the famed explorer but never fulfilled this intent. According to the local guide, his remains were actually...More

Thank Steve L
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How many funerals are there daily in the cementary?
May 25, 2017|
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Response from Barbara J | Reviewed this property |
There's no definitive number, but it serves a large population so they are frequent.
what time does it open for visitors
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
Sally W
Can you ride a bicycle around inside the cemetery?
March 5, 2017|
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