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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 trip to see the damage done to the Anglo-American Association war memorials in the Christopher Columbus cemetery.

One of the main reasons for our visit to Cuba was to check out reports on damage to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael B
Great historical tour

We had a private local guide take us through the cemetery as part of our OAT in Havana! This huge... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
duayna p
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Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321050
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the main reasons for our visit to Cuba was to check out reports on damage to the Anglo-American Association war memorials in the Christopher Columbus cemetery. The Cuban government has now taken over the repair and security of the cemetery, but the memorials...More

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a private local guide take us through the cemetery as part of our OAT in Havana! This huge old cemetery is full on many great stories. Be sure to find the Ceiele monument and hear her story! The monument to firefighters is also...More

Thank duayna p
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the cemetery as a stop in a day long cruise tour. The monuments are above ground and are quite ornate marble sculptures that completely cover the ground as far as you can see. The guide said that there are approximately 2.2 million burials...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a stop on one of our cruise ship shore excursions; very nice tour guide with strong knowledge of the cemetery and those laid to rest; very much like those is New Orleans but very well maintained; you'll appreciate it much more if you...More

Thank roberte236
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this on our city tour of Havana and it was amazing to see all the beautiful family monuments and monuments to firefighters as well as other celebrities from before and after the revolution. Well worth the visit. I have never seen anything quite...More

Thank dbwbear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If cemeteries are your thing then the crypts here are a photographers delight. There are thousands and thousands of the as far as you can see.

Thank browncondo2102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here twice on 2 different tours. The history is amazing. The guides were very informative and friendly. The chapel is amazing. I understand 40-50 funerals are held here daily. Over 2 million graves.

Thank bobthoman
Reviewed 16 October 2017

There was just so much to see and it just leaves you speechless. The cemetery is just huge and the monuments are so ornate. The Italian marble is just beautiful. The fireman monument and the woman with the baby monument again just leave you speechless....More

Thank patchsunflower
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I suppose visiting a cemetery is not on everyone's list of what to do in Havana, but this place is worth the trip. Seeing the monumental marble structures built by wealthy Cubans is just amazing! Any Cuban can be buried here so the cemetery is...More

1  Thank JWAinVAUSA
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A beautiful cemetery. All of the family plots are made of Italian marble. Many of the mausoleums are replicas of the family homes on a small scale. The work of art is fantastic, you do need a guide to tell you some of the stories...More

Thank doronbron
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26 May 2017|
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
I believe there were 14 the day we were there. Our guide told us there could be up to 40
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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