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. Plan your Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Havana using our Havana tour itinerary maker .
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  • October 3, 2017
    I have never been to a more beautiful cemetery in my life. All of the family plots are made of Italian marble. The artists came over from Italy to create these amazing works of art! The Cuban people a...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    A large and interesting historical "town" of musoleums. Entrance fee 5 CUC - we drove inside with our taxi. Interesting to walk about and see all. Can compare this place with the cementaries in Paris....  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    This place must be visited with a guide, otherwise we're missing history. I lived there of moving moments listening to guide the story of La Milagrosa. It is in this cemetery that I saw the most ancient tombs and mausoleums.
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  • June 14, 2017
    This cemetery is well worth a few hours tour. Local guides are available to tell stories of various tombs including one dedicated to firemen. Walk on your own as well. Quiet, tranquil and meditative.
  • May 6, 2017
    Very interesting place to visit. It has a big history. Be prepared to walk and listen different stories.
  • April 14, 2017
    Well kept up active cemetery. The church and surrounding gardens are beautiful!
  • January 30, 2017
    Top ten cemetery in the world. Be sure to study the story of 'La Milagrosa' before you arrive so that you can participate.. You will be touched. And bring sunglasses because on a hot sunny day the white marble is blinding.
  • November 20, 2016
    Big cemetery with great views and history, save some time to fully explore it and understand it

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