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Santa Ifigenia Cemetery

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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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This cementery houses tombs for such historic notables as José Marti and...

This cementery houses tombs for such historic notables as José Marti and Emilio Bacardi including graves from those who fought for revolution.

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Beautiful cemetery

We did a free tour that's included in the fee to get in to the cemetery. The guide spoke very good English and told us history of people who's buried here. She also told us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did a free tour that's included in the fee to get in to the cemetery. The guide spoke very good English and told us history of people who's buried here. She also told us history of Cuba and Santiago. We got to see the change of the guard to Fidel and Martin's Graves. The cemetery is beautiful with its... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the grave of Castro and the grounds were absolutely gorgeous. Castro's grave wasn't as nice as I expected it to be but still beautiful.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In this cemetery you can visit Fidel and Jose Marti tombs. Cemetery is very well preserved and a place to take a look if you are in Santiago de Cuba. The best part? The change of soldiers every half an hour. This is a must see while you are there!!

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not only do you have the graves of Marti and Castro but the whole ambience of the place is special. Do not miss the changing of the honour guard.

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Hollywood, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery had beautiful graves of marble with attractive statues. However since Fidel Castro is buried there it can be a hassle to get in.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's wierd to describe a cemetary as beautiful but there is no other word to describe this cemetary.. there are many famous Cubans buried here, including Fidel whose ashes are interred here.. the grounds are well maintained with trees and flowers, the headstones are brilliant white..there is the changing of the guards every hour on the hour outside of Jose... More 

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Feeding Hills, Ma.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for the first changing of the guard of the day at the memorial for Jose Marti. There are some beautiful statues and markers here for famous people - like Bacardis. Before you leave you can check out the large stone that marks Fidels grave.

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couls not miss this cemetary, since it houses Fidel and Jose Marti. Typical blindingly white mausoleums stretching as far as eye could see. Hot even at 10:30 AM. An umbrella would have been good. Compay Segundo and Bacardi are also buried there

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see if only to pay respect to a a great figure of the 20th century. The memorial is located beside the tomb of Jose Marti, another great figure of Cuban history.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a well kept cemetery which is not surprising considering its occupants. I suggest that it is now a must do in Santiago.

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