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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  • The cemetery is part of the route of the turibus. We got out with high expectations and it is only by going they charge you 8 CUCs which is ridiculous because others only offer, but being foreign to prevent passage. The place is far from any other tourist place (Cuban art factory is closed during the day) and not worth paying transportation only to see tombs that exist anywhere else.
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  • It is the largest cemetery in Central America. With the exception of the great tombs and mausoleums located on either side of the aisle, aini as the Church when it is opened, there is not anything exceptional. Other square tombs are quite classic and strong abysses, (gone side) dirt roads are often poorly maintained. You pay 5 CUC at the entrance for tourists. The fact that my wife spoke Spanish, allowed us to have free access. Take the tourist bus to get there (and by other cases, it is cheaper). Personally, this's not worth it to pay a taxi to visit this cemetery.
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  • You can see how rich was the people buried here, as well know legends of some other famous couples, and heroes!  more »
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