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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  • Named after C.Columbus, although he is not buried there, this cemetery is a must for the traveler. The entrance is impressive, and there are beautiful tombs and a nice church. Many sculptures and tomb...  more »
  • went there walking in the sun, the place is unusual for a person from Iceland at least, lots of decoration and worthed to wisit  more »
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