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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  • Impressive cemetery with majestic statues and carvings made by real artist, is a place of gathering full of art
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  • If cemeteries are your thing then the crypts here are a photographers delight. There are thousands and thousands of the as far as you can see.  more »
  • The cemetery is hugely impressive and beautiful. We have visited him as a group and had enough time to make a beautiful impression. A visit is recommended!
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  • 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.
  • Very interesting place to visit. It has a big history. Be prepared to walk and listen different stories.
  • Well kept up active cemetery. The church and surrounding gardens are beautiful!
  • 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.
  • Big cemetery with great views and history, save some time to fully explore it and understand it

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