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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

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Address: Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: +53 7 8321050
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This cemetary is absolutely huge! I think you could spend a week here and not see all of it. We went as part of a tour, so having a guide was very helpful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Pittstown, NJ
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took a cab out to the Cem Colón kinda hoping it might be similar to the Ricoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires which it is not. There are few large monuments. Two that stood out was one to firemen who had lost their lives fighting a large fire at the end of the 19th century. Another was to those who died... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetary is absolutely huge! I think you could spend a week here and not see all of it. We went as part of a tour, so having a guide was very helpful.

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Thank Marc D
Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge cemetery. Lots of graves,some monumental others less.Colourful yellow walls contrasting with the white marble stone.

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Culturally speaking it's a great place to visit. The architecture is unbelievable. Lots of detail in every nook and cranny with a story to tell.

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Truro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We learned that this cemetery is among the top cemeteries in the world- sharing the bill with Paris - Pierre Le Chaise(sp?) the site of Jim Morrison of the doors fame and others. The architecture and art as well as wonderful superstitions make this a worthwhile guided tour.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cemetery gives you another glimpse of Habana's past beauty. All kinds of monuments, stories and beautiful details tell stories and history. Take your time and leave the beaten path. Graves are a little less polished there. It is peaceful and actually a wonderful excursion for a hot day due to big old trees. Entrance fee it 5CUC. I found... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cemetery of Columbus is one of the must see places is Havana! I recommend you to take a taxi collective (almendron), just ask the driver if he is going to take the street 23. The cementary is close by.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can you imagine an art deco tomb or a replica of a mansion? There is also a lovely story around one of the gravesite where many people have gone to make their wishes come true.

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Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide (who looked like president Obama was extremely knowledgeable. The statues and mausoleums were unlike any I had ever seen elsewhere. It is a must see when in Havana.

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baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible amounts of marble seen here. Would suggest getting guide as there is so much to see and he or she can tell you all the special stories. Be certain to ask if Columbus is really buried there!

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