Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon)

Top 2% of attractions in Havana
8 / 10

4 expert reviews

“A miniature city of mausoleums, crypts, family chapels and vaults, soaring sculptures, and ornate gravestones, Columbus Cemetery covers 55 hectares (136 acres).”

– Frommer's

Fodor's Fodor's
"The Christopher Columbus Cemetery sprawls behind a huge ceremonial arch and is a repository for a great deal more than just the deceased." Full review
Be sure to ask about the story of La Milagrosa (The Miraculous).
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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"Havana's main cemetery (a national monument), one of the largest in the Americas, is renowned for its striking religious iconography and elaborate marble statues." Full review
Today followers of Santería venerate Hermano José and regularly come to Leocadia's grave to ask for charitable favors.
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"Everything in Cuba is worth looking at, and the Colon cemetery in the heart of Havana is no exception." Full review