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Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

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Historic memorials

Interesting examples of emotional monuments to family loved ones over years. Very similar to New... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle A
Hewitt, New Jersey, United States
So Much to See

We stopped here with our tour guide and opted for him to walk us through the cemetery and tell us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting examples of emotional monuments to family loved ones over years. Very similar to New Orleans above ground tombs for same reasons. Historic church part of the property for families to have services & burial in same location.

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here with our tour guide and opted for him to walk us through the cemetery and tell us what he knows. You can opt for more inclusive guided tours but we didn't have the time. Entry is 5 CUC for adults, children are...More

Thank MaCat33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we drove up to the entrance of the cemetery I was amazed at the monuments as one was bigger and better than the next one. If I might say it looked like a competition

Thank jomar75
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't get a chance to visit the cemetery when I was here 21 years ago. I was elated to see it now. So beautiful.

Thank Lee A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting tour of very well kept Cemetery with marble stone encased graves. Large area with historical resting sites.

Thank lennypn935
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this location as part of our Havana tour. It was very interesting. The amount of granite and marble was amazing. You can see that there were some very rich families before 1959. We were told our church donation would be taken by the...More

Thank jarrod l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can see how rich was the people buried here, as well know legends of some other famous couples, and heroes!

Thank Laura O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a tour through Royal Caribbean and were not disappointed. We learned that the Cementerio de Cristobal Colon was begun in the 1870's and was named after Christopher Columbus. The cemetery is built around a central chapel and is set up with main central...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever visited. The marble and graves are maintained quite well. I would follow other people's advice to take a guided tour. And as always ... bring a camera.

Thank TLBPsyD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much beautiful marble. Take a guided tour through there. The guides tell some fantastic stories about all of the monuments There is a church in the middle of it that has eight doors.

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Adam J
2 June 2018|
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Response from luke47 | Reviewed this property |
It is 5 CUC just to enter the cemetery. You cannot walk around it without paying. These guys come up to you offering to give you a tour. You can say no. Our guide pointed out some very interesting graves and history that... More
27 May 2018|
Response from gene12 | Reviewed this property |
I DID NOT see any standing around but might have been...you might engage one of the recommended guides listed and recommended here on TA and ask them to include it.
26 May 2017|
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
I believe there were 14 the day we were there. Our guide told us there could be up to 40