Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, Santiago de Cuba

Must see · 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. 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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  • Cuba certinly knows how to respect its folk heroes. The cemetery is beautifully maintained [not always the case in Cuba] and many important people were laid to rest there. There is a changing of the.....  more »
  • If you like history and respect revolutionaries of all colors - then don't miss this place. Taxi will take you there, wait for you and get you back to center for 10 CUCs  more »
  • I was amazed how well the cemetery is maintained. We parked a short distance away and walked alongside the parkland opposite the cemetery. It was some time before we could cross the road because...  more »
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  • Beautiful cemetery, well maintained. Impressive is the changing of the guard.
  • Very historic place
  • Grab Fidel Castro
  • Stunningly beautiful cemetery! Monuments and crypts are just works of art! Cuba's greatest people are buried here! This cemetery should be visited by all those who are interested in history, art, sculpture, architecture. Only for the sake of this cemetery is worth coming to Santiago de Cuba!
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  • Impressive to see, Fidel Castro is buried here without a mausoleum, while this is there for Marti. It is a search, but then you can find the stone of Fidel Castro with soldiers. Also The changing of the guard is very impressive and highly recommended to see.
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