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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321050
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A must-see

I know it sounds strange, but you should definitely visit the Colon Cemetery. Don’t worry, it is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
koki5000
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Amazing Art Work

The cemetery is very different from those in the US. The tombs are generally above ground in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Vulturecap
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Middletown, md
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Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed yesterday

I know it sounds strange, but you should definitely visit the Colon Cemetery. Don’t worry, it is not morbid at all, on the contrary it is a magnificent work of art. Just get lost in its labyrinth of numerous paths and marvel at the extraordinary...More

Thank koki5000
Reviewed yesterday

The cemetery is very different from those in the US. The tombs are generally above ground in marble casings. The sites are decorated with statues and artwork. The burial site for fireman killed in an explosion at the turn of the 19th/20th century is amazing....More

Thank Vulturecap
Reviewed 2 days ago

Headstones seem piled on top of each other. In actuality, bodies stay there for just a few years; the headstones remain. Check out the tombstones with stones on them. These are put there by Conversos who converted from Judaism. I was surprised to see so...More

Thank Lsf22
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is like no other cemetery I have ever seen. The place is vast and it is crammed with a fantastic array of tombs and statues, packed in side by side. The area is so large that it has roads through it for traffic. The...More

Thank Dakles
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This cemetery contains some of the most elaborate tombstones and markers that I've ever seen. Absolutely amazing. We were told by our tour guide that Christopher Columbus died and in Cuba and was buried in the cemetery until Spain wanted him back. This is a...More

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although this cemetery is absolutely spectacular,I found it hard to justify the amount of money being spent here to renovate and upkeep the tombs etc. I was impressed but also mystified.

Thank whibig
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting to walk around, however beware that large tourists groups come in and invade the place!

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Walked along the main street and saw amazing tombs, especially the monument dedicated to the firefighters lost in a devastating warehouse fire. It is a place one could spend hours. Do not miss the grave of Amelia.

Thank CruisingDJ
Reviewed 5 days ago

What an absolutely magnificent cemetery. Everything is made out of Carrerra marble. They bury the people above ground and cover with marble slabs. The statues in this cemetery are beautiful. take the little tour if you can and learn about the lady and her child.

Thank Darlene K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So interesting. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend this important part of Cuban culture and history.

Thank Brenda M
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Auctionshell
what time does it open for visitors
9 May 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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Sally W
Can you ride a bicycle around inside the cemetery?
6 March 2017|
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Response from jazzlady123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can ride a bicycle. Beautiful place
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Deanna0317
How much did the local guide cost?
21 December 2016|
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Response from rattenpakker | Reviewed this property |
We had a Cuban driver who showed us around. No idea about a local guide. I would recommend negociating, best thing to do not to get ripped off.
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