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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

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Address: Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
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srange tourist attraction but very impressive

We were impressed by the grandeur of this place- well worth an hour spent here and enjoyed spotting the famous graves

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were impressed by the grandeur of this place- well worth an hour spent here and enjoyed spotting the famous graves

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a taxi here from Parque Central, which only cost around 7 cuc. We got there early, around 9:30 am, to beat the heat a bit. The tourist desk is on the right when you enter and if you inquire, you can be lead through the cemetery by an English speaking guide for no cost, other than what you... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We toured by here in a vintage car and was going to enter when the driver told us we had to pay to get in. It wasn't much, but we also didn't want to waste our time in the car driving inside the cemetery. However, we had to go inside to turn around so we did see part of it.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been attracted to old historic cemeterys and this one does not disappoint. It is best to have a guide who can point out the unusual and beautiful and historic crypts and scullptures

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the marvelous sculpture of stone here. The place is well laid out and easy to roam. Many very important people in Cuba's history are interred here.

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Park City, Utah
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place to walk around and check out the 5th largest Cemetery in the world. It's as EPIC as the Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France. Walk around and be friendly. We donated to a couple of different things while here, as the place is almost 500 years old. Across the street you can sit inside and drink a beer or... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you understand how tight life is in Cuba today and has been for many years, its an almost ironic contrast to see the tonnes of Italian marble used to commemorate those who left. Some truly amazingly beautiful crypts to see here.

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Atlanta, GA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like cemeteries - you will like this one. It is very beautiful and well kept. The amounts of tombs is so great, you really need a guide or good map of the area to know what you are looking at. Very peaceful. You can spend several house walking around the grounds.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place to visit. Take a few hours to walk around. Beautiful tombs. Statues. A very peaceful place.

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Lindstrom, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cemetery was founded in 1871 and is full of art and architecture. There are 40 burials every day. The coffee, rum and tobacco owners used marble from Italy to show their wealth. There are over 1,000,000 people buried in this cemetery. I suggest you have a local guide like Mr. Octavio tell you about the cemetery and take you... More 

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