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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 and Huge

Part of our tour was stopping at the Cemetery, couldn't believe how big it is. Don't be fooled by... read more

Reviewed today
bandit153
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
Quite a sight

This was a request of one of my travel mates but i'm glad i went along. It reminded me a little of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
threedev
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new york
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“buried here” (46 reviews)
“above ground” (24 reviews)
“la milagrosa” (13 reviews)
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Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
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+53 7 8321050
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Reviewed today

Part of our tour was stopping at the Cemetery, couldn't believe how big it is. Don't be fooled by the name, Christopher Columbus isn't buried here because of politics but he Cemetery is named after him. Some wonderful sights and great place to take photos....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a request of one of my travel mates but i'm glad i went along. It reminded me a little of the cemetery in New Orleans - lots of over the top mausoleums and statuary galore. Had a nice tour guide who knew the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent cruise to Cuba we booked a tour titled 'Old Havana City Sightseeing.' Part of the tour was spent in this awesome cemetery. Our guide Luis J. Martin was personable, knowledgeable, pleasant to listen to and answered questions with ease. The cemetery is...More

Thank Janis H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cubans are proud that this is a very large cemetery and we did enjoy the tour but it was too long!!! I believe we were given an extended tour as some of our other attractions we were to visit were closed as it was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the bus back to the airport, none of those we spoke to had seen the "Necrópolis de Cristóbal Colón", but it is really highly recommended. It is an absolutely massive site, with street signs on the main roads running through it. Allegedly it costs...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Massive! If you are interested in cemeteries, then this is the place to visit. We passed by it twice on the Hop On Hop Off bus route and when we had a tour in an old car.

Thank JGandIG
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an interesting place on Sunday morning....so much history. I agree with going with a local guide as they can know the most interesting spots. Be ready for some serious walking and exploring...and then you will be rewarded with some beautiful monuments. Hearing the history...More

Thank gene
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being, that I am an avid Genealogist, I love going to old cemeteries and my husband does a really good job of making sure that there is one to visit on every trip we take. But this one in Cuba is probably to most ornate...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this cemetery while we were on a tour. This was one of the beautiful cemeteries We have seen and I would compare it's beauty to the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. There were many famous people buried here as well.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had requested that our guide take us here as it wasn't on the planned itinerary. He had indicated that he had never actually been to it so it was a new experience for all of us. The first thing you notice is the scale...More

1  Thank beccasar
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camita6
May 26, 2018|
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Response from gene | Reviewed this property |
I DID NOT see any standing around but might have been...you might engage one of the recommended guides listed and recommended here on TA and ask them to include it.
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joyceluvstango
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
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Auctionshell
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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