Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), Havana

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Explore Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), a historical and architectural gem of Havana still in use today. Built in 1876 on the site of an earlier graveyard that was too small for the city's needs, this cemetery was designed by a Galician architect who sadly became the first person buried in his own creation. Roam the rows of ornate mausoleums, elaborate tombs, and family vaults, or admire the vibrant main chapel. Take a guided tour to better navigate the massive cemetery and find graves of notable Cubans, such as chess champion Jose Raul Capablanca and singer Ibrahim Ferrer. With our international travel planner, Havana attractions like Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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TripAdvisor
  • We do not visit it, but by city tour was part of the tour as something distinctive for its extension and located in the city of Havana, striking more than interesting in my opinion.
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  • The largest cemetery in the world was this probably. Just USSE photo enthusiasts already impressive the motives of the tombs!
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  • If you like cemeteries - you will like this one. It is very beautiful and well kept. The amounts of tombs is so great, you really need a guide or good map of the area to know what you are looking at. ...  more »
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  • It is one of the most beautiful cemetery in the world. 'Necropolis' meant the city for dead people, with clear street pattern that you can easily locate the tombs. Local Cuban is free for entrance but visitors need to pay 5 CUC and please remember to take the map at the ticket office.
  • Come for the history, the culture, and the beauty. Stay for the quirky tour guide: "For purposes of not staying here forever, please use the sidewalk."
  • Majestuoso, digno y tranquilo.
  • i buried my pet fish here i dont even know how i made the swim from florida to cuba
  • This place is huge and has a lot of amazing mausoleums. I wish I'd get buried in something as nice as any of these.