Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), Havana

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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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  • This is a beautiful cemetery..established in 1876. It's built around a central chapel and laid out in a grid pattern. It's huge, 150 acres. The occupants of te cemented are placed according to their....  more »
  • My partner and I were fortunate enough that chose a day to visit when the weather was hot but not blistering. I would recommend to go either early in the morning/day or at time where the temperatures....  more »
  • Great historical cemetery not far from revolutionary square. Location is a contrast to crumbling old town
  • This place is stunning, and if you can, go there on a Sunday, do as there is literally no one there. Hauntingly beautiful and the grave of the lady with baby is a must. It's 5 dollars to get and you actually could just walk in but we paid as so beautiful and you want to help them. No water or toilets, but an incredible attraction and well worth doing. It's hot so bring a hat and water!
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