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Nice and quiet place to visit with the tomb of Castro and other heroes

It is a nice place to visit in Santiago de Cuba. Tombs are al white colour and include those of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gael V
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Enghien Les Bains, France
Santiago native

Castro,s grave is a must but if you want to wander round you have to have a guide but its only a... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Mark P
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a nice place to visit in Santiago de Cuba. Tombs are al white colour and include those of several heroes of the revolution. Nice to walk in the middle of the tomb. The tomb of Fidel Castro is now there with ceremony of...More

Thank Gael V
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Castro,s grave is a must but if you want to wander round you have to have a guide but its only a couple of peso,s

1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This cemetery is the location of Fidel Castro's tomb. At his direction there are no statues of Fidel in Cuba and his ashes are covered by a large boulder, His grave is near his hero, Jose Marti, whose grave is marked with a large, guarded...More

Thank patnjoe2015
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I loved getting the chance to come here. Being a native Cuban, the history enclosed with this place is incredible and so rewarding. There was a huge line for the Fidel's memorial so we didn't see it but you walk around the place and everything...More

Thank Flavia V
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Visited the place on a city tour. Even though I`m not fond of cemeteries, I went to say hi to Compay Segundo, and Miguel Matamoros. Some of my favourite musicians. On the way out we had the chance to say goodby to the ashes of...More

Thank Mightymike1966
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Saw changing of guards at grave of Castro and Marti. It was great should be advertised more for tourists

Thank Rb9876
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The sun here bakes off the white marble and can fry you. But you should visit this cemetery and get the 45 minute tour. It's very important - jose Marti and Fidel rest here. Plus lots of other famous Cubans. See the changing of the...More

Thank Dianna C
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The Cemetery is beautiful and has many historical residents which now include Fidel. We were there to pay our respects shortly after his inurnment and the flowers from his burial were still in place. The changing of the guards is impressive if you time it...More

1  Thank seafare74
Reviewed 15 June 2017

To get the most from your visit to this magnificent cemetery be sure to get yourself a good local guide so that you get the most out of your visit, with background information on some of the significant memorials. Expect long queues to view Fidel's...More

1  Thank alunwyn
Reviewed 10 June 2017

In this cementry are the graves of Fidel, Marti, Sespedes, but also of Compay Segundo who was once part of the Buena Vista Social Club. And of members of the Bacardi family. Every half hour there is a change of guards at the graves of...More

Thank Marlie P
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ochunmimadre
15 March 2017|
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Response from OntarioTrekker | Reviewed this property |
It is a fair distance from the town centre and there was a line of cabs waiting for return trips if necessary.
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maydaperezcisneros
3 January 2017|
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Response from Teresita_Herndon_VA | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry that I'm unable to provide that information to you. There is very restricted Internet service in Cuba, so I don't know if there is any email for the cemetery and to my knowledge it does not have a website. I do... More
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