Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, Santiago de Cuba

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. Add Cementerio Santa Ifigenia to your Santiago de Cuba travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Santiago de Cuba day trip planning app .
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  • The visit to the cemetery cannot be dropped because it keeps the historical memory of a Cuba that rebelled in slavery and struggled for freedom. Every 30 minutes there is a changing of the guard, which is exciting. You can visit the mausoleum of José Martí and the tomb of Fidel Castro as well as that of the mother of the fatherland.
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  • We visited the cemetery when we were in Santiago with our Guide Orlando Cedeno, the best guide ever. We watched the change of the guard at 12h30 on January 1st. Very nice and disciplined soldiers. Jus...  more »
  • The Santa Ifigenia cemetery is a very large with lots of green place, which does not give the feeling of the cemeteries that one knows. Get there cause great excitement is the mausoleum of José Martí, the tomb of Maceo and his mother considered the mother of homeland, lawns father Fidel which is a large stone brought from the Sierra Maestra and the patri that is only his tomb. Most impressive is the changing of the guard who guard these graves held every half hour.
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  • This place is definitely worth a visit, has a special atmosphere. It is a place where a lot of the population go to bow to the monument of Cuba Fidel Castro. Here you can see the changing of the guard at the monument. It is a place guarded by soldiers. The whole graveyard is beautiful, all the monuments and tombs are of white marble.
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  • Impressive cemetery on the outskirts of Santiago. Visit obliged. The main heroes of the Cuban history rest here.
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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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  • Absolutely worth seeing!
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