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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

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This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever visited. Wide boulevards, beautiful trees... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Julie T
New York, New York, United States

I also enjoy exploring cemeteries and this one did not disappoint! It is definitely the largest in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda M
West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever visited. Wide boulevards, beautiful trees and stunning architecture makes this a no-miss on any Havana trip.

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I also enjoy exploring cemeteries and this one did not disappoint! It is definitely the largest in the southern hemisphere and is the resting place for all the famous and infamous residents of Havana.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cemetery has thousands of unique memorials, headstones, etc. A 30-minute visit and stroll around is well worth your time. It is quite a unique cemetary.

Thank Ed C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a tour of the cemetery and found it very neat to see the history and to see the customs in Cuba. From the fine architecture to the recycling of the cemetery plots. Very cool to visit.

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An impressive entry gate takes you onto a broad avenue, edged by the mausoleums of Havana's (and maybe Cuba's) wealthiest and oldest families, that ends at a fairly large chapel. Many of these ornate structures are suffering from lack of upkeep as its family fled...More

Thank brwydave02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredibly large area built to service the needs of the city shortly after the founding in 1519. Individual mausoleums are majestic tributes to families. Christopher Columbus was buried there, and later in body was exhumed and transported to Spain. Ernest Hemminhway's bartender at the Florida...More

Thank RoadTrip663
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful craftsmanship on display in the graves and mausoleums. A lot of history is here and guides stories are fascinating. This is a huge place as worth a visit as any cemetery in New Orleans. Chapel here is also worth a visit.

Thank SharonB231
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing day in Havana! This cemetery is like those in New Orleans but you can drive through them. We saw beautiful graves and learned the legend of Amelia Goyri. We even had women show up and do exactly what our guild...More

Thank juliebfromindy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited as part of my excursion in Havana. I never imagined the history, the beauty of the monuments, and the stories about those buried here. Our guide told us many stories as we walked along the street and stopped at the gravesites. With over...More

Thank theresamD8816ZY
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This 38 acre cemetery is the largest in the western hemisphere with only one in Madrid being larger. This cemetery dates back to the 1500s.

Thank Robert H
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Berta P
October 14, 2018|
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Response from TDRANCH15 | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see that either! Just a tour but not about family location etc..
Adam J
June 1, 2018|
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Response from Beverly_9 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was 5 cuc per person. We walked around on our own although we did have a driver with us. He didn't have to pay but he also did not give us a tour. Enjoy, amazing photo opps in there.
May 26, 2018|
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Response from KesterDV | Reviewed this property |
Guided tours are available for an additional fee per the cemetery worker taking payments to enter the cemetery. We didn’t ask what the fee was.