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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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Amazing, expansive

The guide said this is the largest cemetery in the world. Yes, the world, and I believe it. There was no way to get a photo that could show the expanse of this place. It is a... read more

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Portland, OR
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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The guide said this is the largest cemetery in the world. Yes, the world, and I believe it. There was no way to get a photo that could show the expanse of this place. It is a quiet and beautiful place in a not so great part of Havana. This was the only area that we felt uncomfortable. It is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As odd as it sounds, this cemetery is beautify. The art forms carved out of marble tells stories of fallen soldiers, loved ones, rulers (both loved and not!) and the almost-saint. The cemetery does see 50-60 burials and masses a day, so do be prepared that the hearse could drive past you. If that's no issue, highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Highly recommend that you secure an English speaking guide at the entrance, for a tour. Richard walked us through the main street and really helped us understand the history of the cemetary. It's a stop on the Hop on-Hop off bus tour, really recommend.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went with a very knowledgeable guide. Wonderful history and stories. Beautiful sculptures. Very large but you get a better idea of the people and culture of Cuba.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This cemetery is really beautiful, given that there are lots of ornate crypts and graves. However, there is a 5 CUC price to get in, which is strange given this is a burial site.

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Bedford, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Christopher Columbus may not be buried here any longed, the moved him to Spain around 1903, but the cemetery is worth the trip if you have the time. Very interesting history for many of the occupants. Get a guide and a good guidebook to help you understand what is there and who the people were and their importance to Cuba.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a gorgeous place, even though it's sad to see the decay taking place. If I ever come back, I'd like to do a walking tour to learn more of the history but we opted to spend an hour waking it on our own. It was about a 15-20 minute cab ride from old havana to the cemetery and you... More 

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Faugeres, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed spending 20 mins here , looking at the architecture and learning of its history. Odd thing to say that a cemetery is fascinating , but it is and it's not morbid here at all as it's so well kept. It's worth a stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see, you see graves of past presidents along with some famous people. No Christopher is not here, he was moved but for 5 pecos you also get a guide to walk you through that speaks English and is quite knowlegable, Dont forget a tip is appreciated. There is a miraculous plot there that supposedly has produced... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful guide here who helped us understand not only the cemetery but also the history of the city.

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