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Santa Ifigenia Cemetery

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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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This cementery houses tombs for such historic notables as José Marti and...

This cementery houses tombs for such historic notables as José Marti and Emilio Bacardi including graves from those who fought for revolution.

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Beautiful but Pricey

Be careful! If you are American the employees will hunt you down for $3CUC as an entrance fee! We saw numerous locals walking in and out of the cemetery but we were hounded for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be careful! If you are American the employees will hunt you down for $3CUC as an entrance fee! We saw numerous locals walking in and out of the cemetery but we were hounded for CUCs. It was disappointing. The cemetery itself is a wonderful place to walk and see all of the Cuban heroes, leaders, founders, and families. The front... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the changing of the guard at Jose Marti's mausoleum. The cemetery is beautiful, full of white marble which is kept impeccably clean by an army of attendants. A group of 200 school children descended on the cemetery to view the same changing of the guard; this was a special treat so see the well behaved children from first grade... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fidel's grave is in this interesting cemetery which it makes it worth the visit. Some other Cuban personalities (mostly musicians) are also buried in here. Make sure you watch the change of guards ceremony.

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SINT- NIKLAAS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We witnessed the impressive Changing of the Guards at the Marti Mausoleum, which has become a tribute to Fidel too.The simple rock where he is buried contrasts heavily with the grandeur of the memorials of well known Cuban families like Bacardi, Cespedes etc...

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here as part of a tour and got a chance to see where Fidel is buried. It was a bit unorganized with the locals pushing in making it longer to line up to line up to see or take a picture. You have to be very quick to keep the traffic of people moving otherwise you'll be there... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for history buffs. Fidel Castro died the month prior to our visit. Surprising that his grave/final resting place was covered by a large, simple brown rock with only "Fidel" carved into it. Quite moving to see, vs. the elaborate tombs of other famous Cubans. We arrived just before 1300 = 1 PM, when the changing of the guard... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cemetery is a fitting tribute to the many famous Cubans buried here. It is one of the most beautifully maintained cemeteries I have ever seen. We visited as part of a tour group so received a wonderful history lesson from our guide. It was interesting to hear how revered by the Cubans was Fidel Castro and other historical figures... More 

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This large cemetery is home to the graves of many famous Cubans, including Jose Marti and some of the Barcardi family. It also know is the shrine to Fidel Castro. Thousands of Cubans and tourists queue up daily to pay respects to their former leader. Some lay flowers others take selfies!! in front of the giant gravestone. Their is a... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to get a sense of how revered Fidel was. The changing of the guard is worth a watch though nothing like Buckingham Palace, more akin to Lenin's Tomb. Bacardi family also buried here and Marti's mausoleum has some interesting features.

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New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aside from the imposing statuary in the cemetery, we were able to visit Jose Marti's tomb where many of his pithy words of wisdom are carved in stone. We watched the changing of the guard and then waited, with many, many other people, to visit Fidel's memorial. It was very moving to see the number of people that came from... More 

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