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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321050
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What an experience

A cemetary with lanes and a roundabout for cars, buses and traffic. We went there by bus. You have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marjolein D
Humongous and well-kept

This is a stunning cemetery, full of monuments, statues, small mausoleums, and beautiful grave... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Poor2%
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“buried here” (40 reviews)
“above ground” (19 reviews)
“la milagrosa” (9 reviews)
Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321050
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A cemetary with lanes and a roundabout for cars, buses and traffic. We went there by bus. You have to pay a ticket to visit the cemetary. But you have to do this. We loved the monument for the bamberos (firefighters). We met a gardener...More

Thank Marjolein D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a stunning cemetery, full of monuments, statues, small mausoleums, and beautiful grave markers. The place goes on for several city blocks and is probably the largest cemetery I have ever beheld. I would have given five stars but for the fact that it...More

Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good to see once, great architecture. while reaching the cemetery, you can have a good idea of local lifestyle.

Thank sdiioia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to pay a small fee and it is well worth it. We happened to be there when there was a funeral and a separate burial. The separate burial was different. The hearse (which is like a long bed covered station wagon) pulled in...More

Thank PokerCPA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learning about the burial traditions of the Cuban people was very educational. The marble graves and statuary were unbelievably beautiful. Christopher Columbus was interred there for over 100 years. He was moved back to Spain during the Spanish American war lest he fall in to...More

Thank R. J. H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked for hours in red-hot sunshine to this rather flamboyant, magnificent and vast cemetry, in the hope of seeing C.C's tomb. Apparently its been moved and is no longer in this cemetry! Be warned. A beautiful cemetry nevertheless, but C.C isnt there!

Thank Nims K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice visit and a necessary stop in La Habana. You will spend about 20 min to 30 min. $5usd/person entrance fee. Most graves from turn of XX century. Ver different from typical US cemeteries qhere no construction exists over the grave, which is marked by...More

Thank GuillermoSepulveda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's called Christopher Columbus cemetery. Btw he's not buried there. People are buried above ground. Nothing special here

Thank cjschreiner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful guide take us on a walking tour of this large and spectacular cemetery. From an artwork and sculpture stand point, it is an incredible experience. It might seem unusual to tour a cemetery but it will give you a very good...More

Thank Debbie V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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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