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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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The Colon Cemetery was founded in 1876. Named for Christopher Columbus, the Cemetery is noted for its many elaborately sculpted memorials. This Cemetery is one of the great... read more

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Bethalto, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Colon Cemetery was founded in 1876. Named for Christopher Columbus, the Cemetery is noted for its many elaborately sculpted memorials. This Cemetery is one of the great historical Cemeteries of the world. It is worth even a short visit.

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Did not actually go in but we passed in on the On/Off Bus tour. Fantastic white marble graves and crypts. 5cuc to enter if you wish. Very very big cemetary.

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london england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful cemetery, unusual place to visit but my guide was most insistent that we go. It was very impressive as there are so many beautiful and interesting monuments. Many of the tombs look like small houses and vary from very traditional to very modern. Well worth a look.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not the most obvious thing to do - to visit a graveyard! but is stunning, there's tiny church structures and massive marble sculptures everywhere, the area is really well kept and worth seeing. We got there on the sightseeing bus trip, this we did route 3, we started from the main square by the Inglaterra Hotel and the Capital building

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 mausoleums and gravestones. You can even visit the pyramids as (at least) one of the... More 

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Middletown, md
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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. Each fireman has his portrait carved into the obelisk. We went to the center of... More 

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Lebanon, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 many

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Hampshire, England
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Reviewed 1 week 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 cemetery is now a national monument and there is a 5 CUC entry fee for... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 week 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 must see!!

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Reviewed 1 week 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.

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