Tomas Acea Cemetery

Tomas Acea Cemetery, Cienfuegos

Tomas Acea Cemetery
4.5

4.5
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Prestons_Dad
Urbana, IL130 contributions
What an interesting cemetery
Feb 2019 • Solo
We made a stop here on our way out of town and it was very interesting. My guide said it is "not like most Cuban cemeteries" and I explained that it was set up more like an American cemetery. It is beautiful, though there is some neglect and tomb deterioration. It is worth a stop if you have the time. The woman at the front gate will tell you a bit about the history of the place, then you can wander on your own. I also visited Christopher Columbus Cemetery in Havana, and this is a nice contrast.
Written March 12, 2019
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trogolom
Jacksonville, FL31 contributions
Peaceful site
Nov 2018
For those that like cemeteries, you will
like this one. The entrance is very pretty and once you enter, to your left, you will fund some monuments. For me, what makes this cemetery worth looking at, is the openness of it. It has "streets" big enough for cara to transit, is big and it does not feel crowded (feels more like a trip to the countryside).
Written November 25, 2018
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Robert H
Clearwater, FL539 contributions
Large cemetery
Oct 2018 • Couples
If you like history, this very large cemetery is the place to see it. There's a monument to the Revolutionary soldiers with their gravesites all about. Fortunately we were taken there by a local guide, Jordani (cell 52371478), who was very familiar with it and pointed out things that ordinary tourists would overlook.
Written October 13, 2018
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Laura E
7 contributions
Simply beautiful!
Jun 2018 • Couples
We toured the cemetery with a local that was "available for a donation" - totally worth a few pesos to have her guided tour. The cemetery is full of history and the monuments are still being cared for by family members. Without her, it would have just been a quiet stroll, but we truly learned a lot about Cienfuegos and she was very good. Not pushy, just there to answer questions as they arose. It was hot in June, take a parasol!
Written July 12, 2018
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LeeandLourdes
Hollywood, FL63 contributions
History on a tombstone
May 2018 • Couples
Lots of people milling about, maybe a good place to find connecting rides to Trinadad. Check out the unbelievably historical markers.
Written May 17, 2018
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Eric VvB
Barendrecht, The Netherlands507 contributions
Interseting and open place where Cubans get burried for free
Mar 2018 • Couples
We got pointed out on this place by a taxi driver who set the catholic cross sign on his head/chest, every time we passed by. By curiosity we asked about the speciality and feattures. We got a story about burrial customs in Cuba.
Written April 7, 2018
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TeeGee62
Winnipeg, Manitoba409 contributions
Beautiful
Mar 2017 • Friends
Very interesting history about the cemetery and tour was provided by a lady named Hilda.
Would the time there.
Written March 24, 2017
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alansoff@comcast.net
San Francisco, CA129 contributions
A Beautiful Place of Rest
Jan 2017 • Couples
We were attracted to the grand entry building, and were pleasantly surprised at the rest of the cemetery. There are beautiful monuments from the last 2 centuries, While there we saw a horse drawn wagon used as a hearse.
It is also a national museum, and we met the curator, Hilda Mola. She also runs an art program for the local teens. In exchange for art lessons and materials the art students help around the cemetery grounds.
If you go please leave a donation to help continue this valuable program.
Written March 2, 2017
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
A grand cemetery with 20th century monuments
Nov 2016 • Friends
Entered through a grand classical building which is reminiscent of the Parthenon in Athens, this is the more modern of the two cemeteries in Cienfuegos.

Opened in 1926, the cemetery was laid out like a large garden with different trees in different areas, in which the monuments and paths are integrated into the landscape.

In addition to the monuments of families and personalities of 20th century Cienfuegos, there are several monuments to fighters in the 1950's revolution and many of the monuments are fascinating works of 20th century sculpture in their own right.
Written January 2, 2017
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logo369
Palm Bay, FL178 contributions
A place of beauty
Oct 2016 • Family
I go there to see my family's burial places, has improved from the last time I was there, is well taken care of and a place to feel at ease.
Written October 19, 2016
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