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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

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Address: Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 7/832-1050

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This is not a must do, but if you have extra time it might be worth it. It cost us 6 CUC each way from town for a taxi. Add that to the admission and it's a bit pricey. We spent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not a must do, but if you have extra time it might be worth it. It cost us 6 CUC each way from town for a taxi. Add that to the admission and it's a bit pricey. We spent about an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the space in where the corps o many many Cubans and other rest in peace above the ground. There several statues, monuments and such, guard their final resting place, those constructions are incredibly beautiful, and in fact, this cemetery is considered as one of the most well kept and beautiful of Cuba and other countries. Near by you... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here on hop on hop off bus you have to pay to enter. A man pretending to be a worker showed us around he was informative and we slipped him a few cuc. He wears blue overalls and slips them down when crossing the road so as not to be noticed but he was interesting asked for 5 cuc... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a fabulous local guide here that shared about the famous people buried here. Very beautiful and many stories of the facts of the cemetery. Lots of legends too!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Canada, had never seeing a cemetery of this class ever. It looks like a museum. Take an afternoon and go through the history.

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Geelong, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be warned there is an entry fee and it's really just a cemetery. It's also a long way out of town - be prepared for a long walk or a taxi. Unless you are here for family history reasons, it's not worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must-see when in Havana. Get a guide from the ticket booth. We had a wonderful guide who spoke perfect English.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second best attraction in Havana Cuba. There are stories about people buried here that will be shared by your local guide as he takes you through the cemetery. Do not tour on your own. The stories are too good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read somewhere that it was the 3rd most beautiful cemetery in the world not sure if that is 100% true but it was really amazing to me. The head stones or marble sculptures there was really nice. There were quite a few that I doubt anyone in the USA could create. The masonry skills were really detailed and beautiful.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing place for photo hounds. So many interesting monuments. This place is huge and well laid out. The artistry is excellent. I could have spent all day photographing if my gf wasn't so bored. I recommend going on your own or with other photogs.

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