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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

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Address: Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
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+53 7 8321050
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What a beautiful cementary!

This is not a spooky place by any means...its more like an art museum. This Catholic museum and its graves and tomb stones certainly gives glory to the Almighty. It shows how... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not a spooky place by any means...its more like an art museum. This Catholic museum and its graves and tomb stones certainly gives glory to the Almighty. It shows how affluent the population was in the past. The works of art are truly impressive. Most tours rush through this place but it is well worth the time to... More 

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Fethiye, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is one of the biggest cemeteries of the world but it is not very close to the touristic attractions. Maybe you can find a chance to stop during a sightseeing tour.

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Chatham, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A cemetery with no room to grow, yes Chris is there but you can only see the Cemetery from the street, very cramped. Is a very big, totally covered with above ground graves (Much like New Orleans). Interesting that grave sites are used over and over, after 5 years bones are removed and a new person put in place, therefore... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to go visit this place on your trip to Cuba. The cemetary is very large and beautiful, almost comparable to Père Lachaise in Paris. Take the hop-on hop_off bus to get there and back. We were there Jan. 1st 2016.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As far as the eye could see were beautiful marble headstones, statues, and building. This is a huge cemetery, the largest in Havana, maybe Cuba. It's the one place where the explosion of tourism can not touch.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cemetario de Colon is considered to be one of the top three cemeteries in the world and for good reason. Covering 40 acres in the center of Havana it's 800,000, yes that's 800,000 graves, goes on and on and on. The vaults, mausoleums and chapels run from plain to ornate and pristine to crumbling. The layout itself is interesting... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an extraordinary place full of interesting funeral art and stories. Ask for a guide at the desk where you pay to get in. Well worth it. Our guide was a former professor and she brought the place to life. Walking with a map would not have been as interesting.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are over 2 million people interned here. Over 40 funerals per day. The best way to appreciate the place is to take a tour with Octavio. He knows the inside scoop on the place and can tell you many stories about the place. Some of the sculptures are so beautiful, they could be in a park.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in Vedado area, the cemetery is peaceful, beautifully maintained, and full of historic figures as well as more recent family losses. A black snake slithered across our path so keep to the sun-beaten main pathways. Retain your entry ticket if you want to leave by the west gate not the main entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love walking the peaceful streets and alleys of the cemetery. Yes, it is huge so dont waste your time if you are in a hurry. It is too beautiful and loaded with breathtaking sculptures, architectonic jewels and stories from the country's history to do a short version. Its grounds cover 140 acres and there are over 2.5 million buried... More 

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