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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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Stopped hear on our cycle tour of Havana. Apparently it's the third biggest in the world. Pay to get in, probably wouldn't bother going if it was not on the cycle tour as... read more

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Firstly, we were charged 6cuc each for the privilege of going around the cemetery, while it was interesting this was not helped by the fact that there was very little information about the cemetery or who was buried there. It is vast and wandering around in the heat of the day feeling uninformed was frustrating, furthermore, we got talking to... More 

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Paradise Point, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped hear on our cycle tour of Havana. Apparently it's the third biggest in the world. Pay to get in, probably wouldn't bother going if it was not on the cycle tour as cemeteries don't do it for me, but then that's great just me.

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Basking Ridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You need to have a guide or maybe a guide book, because the stories and explanations they tell, bring everything to life. It was very beautiful with statures, vaults and mausoleums.

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

And the tombstones are beautiful and each family holds a story. We didn't stay long, but am happy we found this place.

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are a lover of art (especially statuary) or history, this is a must see. Do not miss the monument to the firefighters or the shrine to Amelia. The church is also worthy of a visit. No ticketing or fee required. Highly, highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

OK, so going to a cemetary may not be on your normal list of things to do, but when visiting Havanna , this one should. Beautiful, historic and interesting. It is very big so be prepared to spend some time. We had a guide, and even though I could only understand half of what she said, I was VERY thankful... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Located on the south-wester border of El Vedado, 12th st. and Zapata Ave, and not very far from downtown this is a very large cemetery with marble tombs, crypts and statuary and, as in New Orleans, all lie aboveground . There are guides at all entrances to give a tour in your own language, you can take photos of some... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Christopher Columbus Cemetery is massive. This site offers a large variety of marble and granite burial plots, crypts, and mausoleums dating back to 1871. The variety is also present in style, shape, size, and extravagance.

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Port Orange, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not get a guided tour but may do that next time but of course even with an English speaking guide it is sometimes hard to understand them.. It was enjoyable to walk around but was surprised not to see any graves older than about 1885 but maybe we were not in the right section. Took a COCO taxi... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go make sure you pay for a guide. It is not expensive and you will benefit by getting some history of the people buried there and how they actually bury people above ground.

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