Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, Santiago de Cuba

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
Pay your respects to the Cuban national hero Jose Marti and other prominent historical figures at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia. The large granite and marble tombs grab your attention in the thoughfully laid-out grounds, including a towering 24 m (79 ft) mausoleum holding the ashes of Marti. Hire a guide to walk you through the history of some of the illustrious people laid to rest here. Note the fee for taking photos. Use our Santiago de Cuba itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Cementerio Santa Ifigenia and other attractions in Santiago de Cuba.
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  • In this cementry are the graves of Fidel, Marti, Sespedes, but also of Compay Segundo who was once part of the Buena Vista Social Club. And of members of the Bacardi family. Every half hour there is a...  more »
  • You'll find tombs of José Martí and Fidel Castro in this Impressive Cemetery and Changing of the Guard. Not much shade, so if its a sunny day, make sure to bring hat or sun block since the white marbl...  more »
  • Cemeteries hold a wealth of information about the culture, traditions, history, illnesses, plagues, and art of the people buried within. Santa Ifigenia is outstanding for its monumental tombs. It is s...  more »
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  • You have creations that pay homage to Patriots as Francisco Sánchez Hechavarría, Joaquin Castillo Duany, Guillermón Moncada, Saturnino Lora and José Maceo, at Loma del Gato, where this last hero fell mortally wounded. At the request of teachers Santiago became, in addition, one of the first busts of José Martí, and which today is located in the old City Hall.
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  • Unforgettable national monument of Cuba! They offer an excellent guided tour! This place hosts the remains of the main figures of Cuban history: Carlos Manuel De Céspedes, José Martí, Emilio Bacardí, Tomás Estrada Palma, Compay Segundo, Frank country Garcia, Fidel Castro, etc.
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