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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321050
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There was just so much to see and it just leaves you speechless. The cemetery is just huge and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
An interesting insight into Cuban culture found here

I suppose visiting a cemetery is not on everyone's list of what to do in Havana, but this place is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321050
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There was just so much to see and it just leaves you speechless. The cemetery is just huge and the monuments are so ornate. The Italian marble is just beautiful. The fireman monument and the woman with the baby monument again just leave you speechless....More

Thank patchsunflower
Reviewed 1 week ago

I suppose visiting a cemetery is not on everyone's list of what to do in Havana, but this place is worth the trip. Seeing the monumental marble structures built by wealthy Cubans is just amazing! Any Cuban can be buried here so the cemetery is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful cemetery. All of the family plots are made of Italian marble. Many of the mausoleums are replicas of the family homes on a small scale. The work of art is fantastic, you do need a guide to tell you some of the stories...More

Thank doronbron
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have only driven around the outside of this cemetery. It is huge! As a photographer and a budding genealogist, I would love to take a day to just walk through for pictures and to read the dates on headstones.

Thank annieo62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never been to a more beautiful cemetery in my life. All of the family plots are made of Italian marble. The artists came over from Italy to create these amazing works of art! The Cuban people are very proud of their cemetery and...More

Thank mmpal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large and interesting historical "town" of musoleums. Entrance fee 5 CUC - we drove inside with our taxi. Interesting to walk about and see all. Can compare this place with the cementaries in Paris. Interesting and well worth visit.

Thank T3T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting cultural experience that was included in the bus tour we took. Unusual cemetery and art exhibit all in one

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cemetary includes many notable and elaborately commemorated Cubans. Beautiful mausoleums, and a lovely small chapel on site as well. Graves and monuments include past government officials and politicians, Cuban firefighters lost in an 1899 fire, baseball players, chess champions, musicians, film makers, writers, and...More

Thank Nina5136
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where ever we visit we check out the cemeteries. We look for history, dates, look. I have seen a lot of cemeteries and this one was the best. Cuba pays for all burials you just have to have a family lot/lots. Be sure you take...More

Thank Marsha1354
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A cemetary with lanes and a roundabout for cars, buses and traffic. We went there by bus. You have to pay a ticket to visit the cemetary. But you have to do this. We loved the monument for the bamberos (firefighters). We met a gardener...More

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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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