Colon Cemetery Or Necropolis Cristobal1030 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Calle 12, Havana, Cuba
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 5 CUC
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Cemetery, Family And Kids, Architecture
The Colon Cemetery, The Columbus Cemetery, or the Necropolis Christobal, whatever one chooses to call it, one cannot deny the absolute beauty of the place. The Cemetery is often referred to as the city of the Dead. And in fact, it actually is a city within the larger city.
The architecture is flawless with perfectly straight pathways that lead you past the beautiful graves that each have a unique character. The sculpture of the graves is simply breathtaking. A somber place, the cemetery is the final resting place of several famous residents of Cuba as well.
It is a wonderful, if eerie experience to visit this stunning cemetery in the middle of Havana. A very unique and lovely sight to see indeed, it should certainly be on everyone’s must see lists.
How to Reach Colon Cemetery Or Necropolis Cristobal
- 19 de Noviembre Station, M3 Station (Metro)
- La Pachanga
- Restaurante Kasalt
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28.76% of people who visit Havana include Colon Cemetery Or Necropolis Cristobal in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
42.86% of people start their Colon Cemetery Or Necropolis Cristobal visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Colon Cemetery Or Necropolis Cristobal
94.43% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Colon Cemetery Or Necropolis Cristobal
Colon Cemetery Or Necropolis Cristobal Reviews & Ratings
If you want to understand the eccentricities of the catholics, go to this cemetery. I was so confused with so many “monuments” on top of each tomb. One bigger than the other. Now, leaving on a side my criticism, this is a cemetery where the rich families were buried (I guess I am still criticizing). It is a popular cemetery and they take you there because among so much poverty, the way the money was spent more than a 100 years ago is a taste of capitalism for them that they want to show. Anyway...
This is a lovely cemetery in Havana. One of the highlights is the monument to Amelia a local saint who grants wishes to devotees, whom, in turn, leave marble plaques as gratitude for having their prayers answered. There are other magnificent monuments - from another era that speaks to the grandeur of times past.
Christoper Columbus Cemetery in Havana, the most remarkable cemetery I have ever seen in terms of the quality and quantity of materials used for creating a special and unique burial place! Just amazing!
We were lucky enough to have been on Royal Caribbean's Majesty of The Seas maiden voyage to Havana, Cuba (May 2018) While in Cuba we took the tour called 'Old Havana City Sightseeing'. The tour was awesome...our tour guide Nilda was informative and pleasant. We saw and did so much...what a great adventure. One of the places we toured was Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Colon Cemetery) Our guide at the cemetery, Luis J. Martin, was very knowledgeable. The cemetery is 138 acres (some info give it at 140 acres) It is beautiful, clean and harbors many fascinating 'stories'.