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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321050
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More marble statues than I've ever seen

We've seen the major cemeteries in Europe & Louisiana. There's a lot of marble & statues, but I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Colonial Baroque and Art Deco Crypts

Wide avenues define the various sections of this central cemetery. Stories of miracles as well as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“buried here” (40 reviews)
“above ground” (18 reviews)
“la milagrosa” (9 reviews)
Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321050
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We've seen the major cemeteries in Europe & Louisiana. There's a lot of marble & statues, but I don't think any rival the volume of marble angels & crosses. It was interesting to see ones that had been reused - the only name scratched out...More

Thank cup-of-jo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wide avenues define the various sections of this central cemetery. Stories of miracles as well as adultry abound. The intimate chapel was used to view the deceased prior to buriel. Well lanscaped; vintage trees; blossoms, lowers etc. Christopher Columbus was buried in Havana but when...More

Thank DianneWheatley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cemetario de Colon is truly beautiful. From the minute you drive in, your eye is drawn to the countless marble headstones and their ornate details. While we walked on our own for a little while, we encountered a man, Ramses, who gave us an "unofficial"...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the most beautiful place. This cemetery is a place you could spend hours touring the grounds. Have your camera ready!

Thank WVherd82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We woke early on our last day in Havana to see the cemetery before heading to the airport. That extra effort was very much worth it. Even without any context, the cemetery is beautiful and worth exploration. Getting a guide, though, takes the experience to...More

2  Thank DukeOKC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your tour takies you to the Columbus cemetery, you must walk into it. The tombs are exquisite. There are many stories to the tombs. Nice to have an informed guide with you.

Thank BaileyBoy007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was impressed with the many monuments and memorials and the wealth that was in Cuba in the past. The firefighters memorial and "La Milagrosa" tomb were especially impressive.

Thank terrymb3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The monuments are beautiful and works of art! And the stories behind each are incredible. There is so much symbolism that each piece has a meaning and each monument tells the story if you know the meaning of the carvings! Worth the stop!

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide had some interesting stories about tombstones. Some of these monuments were very interesting.

Thank casew75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was only one of the stops we made while in Cuba and it wasn't a let down. The cemetery is well kept and the key to having a great time is your guide. Ours told the most beautiful story of Pedro and Catalina (yellow...More

Thank brewColumbus_Georgia
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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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