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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

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Address: Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: +53 7 8321050
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Beautiful and Peaceful

Although it is a cemetery, it is extremely tranquil and quite remarkable. It is a little over priced at 5 CUC but worth the visit. We walked around on our own as we were on a... read more

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Chatham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although it is a cemetery, it is extremely tranquil and quite remarkable. It is a little over priced at 5 CUC but worth the visit. We walked around on our own as we were on a tour but apparently you can get and guide or at least a map. If this would be of interest to you, I would recommend... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The big Cemetario de Colon is very atmospheric and impressive. Great photo opportunities. Guides are waiting who are willing to provide you with a tour, but you can also walk it yourself. The entrance is on the North side on Zapata and Calle 12, the exit on the West side also on Zapata. You can actually enter the cemetary with... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This very formal cemetery has beautiful crypts and monuments. Many famous Cuban families have burials here. It is the major cemetery in Havana.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took a cab out to the Cem Colón kinda hoping it might be similar to the Ricoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires which it is not. There are few large monuments. Two that stood out was one to firemen who had lost their lives fighting a large fire at the end of the 19th century. Another was to those who died... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetary is absolutely huge! I think you could spend a week here and not see all of it. We went as part of a tour, so having a guide was very helpful.

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Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge cemetery. Lots of graves,some monumental others less.Colourful yellow walls contrasting with the white marble stone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Culturally speaking it's a great place to visit. The architecture is unbelievable. Lots of detail in every nook and cranny with a story to tell.

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Truro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We learned that this cemetery is among the top cemeteries in the world- sharing the bill with Paris - Pierre Le Chaise(sp?) the site of Jim Morrison of the doors fame and others. The architecture and art as well as wonderful superstitions make this a worthwhile guided tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cemetery gives you another glimpse of Habana's past beauty. All kinds of monuments, stories and beautiful details tell stories and history. Take your time and leave the beaten path. Graves are a little less polished there. It is peaceful and actually a wonderful excursion for a hot day due to big old trees. Entrance fee it 5CUC. I found... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cemetery of Columbus is one of the must see places is Havana! I recommend you to take a taxi collective (almendron), just ask the driver if he is going to take the street 23. The cementary is close by.

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