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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321050
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Truly amazing

The monuments are beautiful and works of art! And the stories behind each are incredible. There is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amanda M
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A must see in cemetery

Our tour guide had some interesting stories about tombstones. Some of these monuments were very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Calle Zapata y Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8321050
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The monuments are beautiful and works of art! And the stories behind each are incredible. There is so much symbolism that each piece has a meaning and each monument tells the story if you know the meaning of the carvings! Worth the stop!

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour guide had some interesting stories about tombstones. Some of these monuments were very interesting.

Thank casew75
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was only one of the stops we made while in Cuba and it wasn't a let down. The cemetery is well kept and the key to having a great time is your guide. Ours told the most beautiful story of Pedro and Catalina (yellow...More

Thank brewColumbus_Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When our guide shared that we were stopping by a huge cemetery, I was rather disappointed. However, with the right guide, you will learn amazing things about the history of Cuba. The architecture is phenomenal. Be sure to take a hat or umbrella as you...More

Thank Marie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many people try and enter the cemetery without paying but it is worth the entrance fee for the map and suggestions from the desk. The architecture of the buildings and monuments are great for photography. After your walk you can walk down Calle 12 to...More

Thank Christina N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cemetery is simply gorgeous. The different type of stone and architecture throughout was amazing. It is worth hiring a private guide at the entrance. They can answer all your questions and give you much more information than any of the guidebooks provide. We learned...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not that impressive, but one of the places you need to see. Only takes 20 minutes to see everything.

Thank Christina W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting structures throughout. We found tombs of some of our ancestors (we knew ahead of time where to look). Still interesting period tombs, although the cemetery is not well kept up (the private lots especially)

Thank Gabriel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we went to the Christopher Colombus Cemetary with our tour group Friendly Planet Travel, I was amazed. It was something like I've never seen before in my life. This was yet one more thing that I have experienced in Cuba where pictures just do...More

Thank MissMocha82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Cementerio de Colón is an great place to discover and is like trip to a small city for the dead. It was built in 1876 by Spaniard architect Calixto Arellano de Loira y Cardoso and ironically he also became the first person to be...More

Thank TravelerNomad
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26 May 2017|
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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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