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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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Well worth your time. Beautiful, historical and interesting!

Went with a very knowledgeable guide. Wonderful history and stories. Beautiful sculptures. Very large but you get a better idea of the people and culture of Cuba.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with a very knowledgeable guide. Wonderful history and stories. Beautiful sculptures. Very large but you get a better idea of the people and culture of Cuba.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This cemetery is really beautiful, given that there are lots of ornate crypts and graves. However, there is a 5 CUC price to get in, which is strange given this is a burial site.

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Bedford, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Christopher Columbus may not be buried here any longed, the moved him to Spain around 1903, but the cemetery is worth the trip if you have the time. Very interesting history for many of the occupants. Get a guide and a good guidebook to help you understand what is there and who the people were and their importance to Cuba.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a gorgeous place, even though it's sad to see the decay taking place. If I ever come back, I'd like to do a walking tour to learn more of the history but we opted to spend an hour waking it on our own. It was about a 15-20 minute cab ride from old havana to the cemetery and you... More 

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Faugeres, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed spending 20 mins here , looking at the architecture and learning of its history. Odd thing to say that a cemetery is fascinating , but it is and it's not morbid here at all as it's so well kept. It's worth a stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see, you see graves of past presidents along with some famous people. No Christopher is not here, he was moved but for 5 pecos you also get a guide to walk you through that speaks English and is quite knowlegable, Dont forget a tip is appreciated. There is a miraculous plot there that supposedly has produced... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful guide here who helped us understand not only the cemetery but also the history of the city.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have a guide and it was a very warm afternoon when we finally reached the cemetery ( after walking to Revolution Square from the old city) so we likely missed interesting parts of the CCC; Still, the wide range of tombs, styles - from classical to art nouveau and finally modern made this a unique site, worth more... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the cemetery in New Orleans and this one is even better. A gardener help us to understand all the stories around the graves. This was an unexpected visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went and wandered around the cemetery as it was a place with great significance for La Habana. Be warned take an umbrella if it's a hot day, there's very little shade and it gets hot...

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