Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), Havana

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#2 of 15 in Neighborhoods in Cuba
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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  • And such ancient as the cemetery named after Christopher Columbus (Colon Cemetery) in Havana, are worth visiting. It occupies almost 60 hectares of the square and is famous for the fact that famous politicians are buried here. And among the simple graves it is worth a walk to understand that our life is only a short segment in eternity. Many of them left it very nicely and pompously. Entrance 5 cookies.
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  • Never seen so much marble in one place! Huge cemetary and worth a wander through - its fascinating - can also be seen from hop on hop off bus  more »
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