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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321050
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Giant Cemetery

This is one huge cemetery. Everything is above ground and there is monument after monument. Quite... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Boston, Massachusetts
Very Impressive

Very impressive and powerful and when i visited very peaceful, not many tourists. It is a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manitoba, Canada
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Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321050
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one huge cemetery. Everything is above ground and there is monument after monument. Quite impressive that it is so packed and goes on for miles. Some beautiful architecture and very interesting if you are a cemetery visitor.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive and powerful and when i visited very peaceful, not many tourists. It is a very impressive historical site.

Thank gerropato
Reviewed 1 week ago

Viewing old cemeteries is an acquired taste. Being into history and genealogy I enjoy visiting them and this rather large one is certainly worth a peek or at least a drive by.

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yeah, maybe you want to see these stones, for me it was a little bit boring..But I went there to see and experience it. Huge place anyway.

Thank JanisPanis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some amazing structures in which to lay their dead. It is not my thing, religion, but these places are so amazing that you have to visit. Managed to find a few shady spots to get out of the heat too.

Thank Claire R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the main reasons for our visit to Cuba was to check out reports on damage to the Anglo-American Association war memorials in the Christopher Columbus cemetery. The Cuban government has now taken over the repair and security of the cemetery, but the memorials...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a private local guide take us through the cemetery as part of our OAT in Havana! This huge old cemetery is full on many great stories. Be sure to find the Ceiele monument and hear her story! The monument to firefighters is also...More

Thank duayna p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the cemetery as a stop in a day long cruise tour. The monuments are above ground and are quite ornate marble sculptures that completely cover the ground as far as you can see. The guide said that there are approximately 2.2 million burials...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a stop on one of our cruise ship shore excursions; very nice tour guide with strong knowledge of the cemetery and those laid to rest; very much like those is New Orleans but very well maintained; you'll appreciate it much more if you...More

Thank roberte236
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited this on our city tour of Havana and it was amazing to see all the beautiful family monuments and monuments to firefighters as well as other celebrities from before and after the revolution. Well worth the visit. I have never seen anything quite...More

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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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March 5, 2017|
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