Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), Havana

Categories: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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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  • I think a week is not enough to view everything, read on the rich history of this area. It is a free activity. 
  • Historical and interesting stories behind many of these tombs. Our guide told us...The 'Monumento a los Bomberos' - In memory of 28 firemen who lost their lives fighting a burning building on May 17,1...  read more »
  • the cemetery is incredible nice and interesting, but the price is equally incredible 5cuc per person
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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.
  • 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.
  • One of the bautiest cementeries in the world
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