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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 large and impressive collection of graves, some really magnificent structures

there are all kinds of architecture on display at this HUMONGOUS cemetery: i think you could spend... read more

Reviewed yesterday
RKZ90027
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losangeles
Impressive

At the risk of sounding a bit macabre, as the daughter of a funeral director, this was a must visit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
teamcalloway
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“buried here” (40 reviews)
“above ground” (18 reviews)
“la milagrosa” (9 reviews)
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Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
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+53 7 8321050
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Reviewed yesterday

there are all kinds of architecture on display at this HUMONGOUS cemetery: i think you could spend your entire time in Havana just looking at the people who are entombed there. And it would be interesting. Easy to reach, there are a lot of folks...More

Thank RKZ90027
Reviewed 3 days ago

At the risk of sounding a bit macabre, as the daughter of a funeral director, this was a must visit spot. This cemetery is an interesting expression of the last 100 years or so of Cuban history. The mausoleums are intricate and so well taken...More

Thank teamcalloway
Reviewed 3 days ago

Huge memorials with statues, sculptures or pyranmids... One can build huge monument here, but prepared: there is a total lack of any good taste. The important graves are near the entrance.You have to pay a visit to the monument of Amalia.

Thank Kito9
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visit this cemetery....sounds strange but the artistry on the monuments/graves is outstanding. They have tour guides available or take the tour as part of ship tour. Amazing.

Thank VieraGirl314
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've seen the major cemeteries in Europe & Louisiana. There's a lot of marble & statues, but I don't think any rival the volume of marble angels & crosses. It was interesting to see ones that had been reused - the only name scratched out...More

Thank cup-of-jo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wide avenues define the various sections of this central cemetery. Stories of miracles as well as adultry abound. The intimate chapel was used to view the deceased prior to buriel. Well lanscaped; vintage trees; blossoms, lowers etc. Christopher Columbus was buried in Havana but when...More

Thank DianneWheatley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cemetario de Colon is truly beautiful. From the minute you drive in, your eye is drawn to the countless marble headstones and their ornate details. While we walked on our own for a little while, we encountered a man, Ramses, who gave us an "unofficial"...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the most beautiful place. This cemetery is a place you could spend hours touring the grounds. Have your camera ready!

Thank WVherd82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We woke early on our last day in Havana to see the cemetery before heading to the airport. That extra effort was very much worth it. Even without any context, the cemetery is beautiful and worth exploration. Getting a guide, though, takes the experience to...More

2  Thank DukeOKC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your tour takies you to the Columbus cemetery, you must walk into it. The tombs are exquisite. There are many stories to the tombs. Nice to have an informed guide with you.

Thank BaileyBoy007
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joyceluvstango
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
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Auctionshell
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
5 March 2017|
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