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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  • Despite its social object, it is a place with lots of history and tradition, visit a cemetery is never an attraction, however all the architectural work of the place make it certainly a good experience to share.
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  • There's a 5 CuC entry fee although you get a guided tour for about 20 minutes. It's a 130 acres I believe our guide said. I could have easily spent a day taking photos of the statues but I didn't have...  more »
  • It's weird to think about a cemetery as a tourist attraction, but you should definitely visit if you have the time. Many famous Cubans are buried here and there are many famous tombs. Be sure to visit...  more »
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