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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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A must see in Havanna

OK, so going to a cemetary may not be on your normal list of things to do, but when visiting Havanna , this one should. Beautiful, historic and interesting. It is very big so be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

OK, so going to a cemetary may not be on your normal list of things to do, but when visiting Havanna , this one should. Beautiful, historic and interesting. It is very big so be prepared to spend some time. We had a guide, and even though I could only understand half of what she said, I was VERY thankful... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located on the south-wester border of El Vedado, 12th st. and Zapata Ave, and not very far from downtown this is a very large cemetery with marble tombs, crypts and statuary and, as in New Orleans, all lie aboveground . There are guides at all entrances to give a tour in your own language, you can take photos of some... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Christopher Columbus Cemetery is massive. This site offers a large variety of marble and granite burial plots, crypts, and mausoleums dating back to 1871. The variety is also present in style, shape, size, and extravagance.

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Port Orange, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not get a guided tour but may do that next time but of course even with an English speaking guide it is sometimes hard to understand them.. It was enjoyable to walk around but was surprised not to see any graves older than about 1885 but maybe we were not in the right section. Took a COCO taxi... More 

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go make sure you pay for a guide. It is not expensive and you will benefit by getting some history of the people buried there and how they actually bury people above ground.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a guided tour of the cemetery. So much fascinating history and beautiful architecture. Reminded me of the cemeteries in New Orleans. Great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area.

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is great to visit, especially with a guide to tell you the stories about it. Beautiful monuments and a lot of history.

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Elizabeth, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend a few hours here with your camera. Tour groups come often. Read the inscriptions - some back in the 1800s. Lovely, poignant and spiritual statutes. Just an incredible place to visit. When done, if not on a tour bus, go across the street for a beer and rest - people watching

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured the cemetery with a guide. It was beautiful. many tombs are being renovated. interesting to go see.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The second largest cemetery in Latin America is the size of a small town full of eye opening architecture and all the history you could want, an amazing must see landmark

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