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  • Architecture: Christopher Columbus Cemetery

    Christopher Columbus Cemetery

    • Destination: Havana
    • Open: Daily
    • Address: Zapata Calzada, esq. 12, Vedado. Havana City
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  • Description

    The Colon Cemetery is one of 21 existing cemetery in the city of Havana, Cuba. With its 57 hectares, is the largest cemetery in the country. It has a large number of works of sculpture and architecture, which is why many scholars place it as the third of global importance, preceded only by that of Staglieno in Genoa, Italy and the Montjuic in Barcelona, ​​Spain.

    Its entrance features a sculptural monument in your butt, Carrara marble, 34 meters long and 21.66 meters high. The set represents the theological virtues: faith, hope and charity. This cover is the work of Spanish architect Calixto Loire. The reliefs and sculptures in Carrara marble are the Cuban José Vilalta Saavedra. By shifting the giant Byzantine style front, two wide avenues, north-south called Christopher Columbus and Bishop of Sword and east to west Fray Jacinto, bookmark serve to divide the cemetery into four areas, called in its early barracks . Its structure is rectangular shaped Roman camp and comprises a grid of street blocks and lots.

    True architectural monument of antiquity, the cemetery also has the honor of being the only American cemetery dedicated to Christopher Columbus, the great navigator who discovered the island and other major destinations in the Americas.


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  • Airports next to Christopher Columbus Cemetery
  • Havana Airport

    José Martí International Airport (IATA: HAV, ICAO: MUHA), sometimes known by its former name Rancho-Boyeros Airport, is located 15 km (9 mi) southwest of Havana, Cuba, and is a hub for Cubana de Aviación, Aerogaviota, and Aero Caribbean, and former Latin American hub for Aeroflot Soviet Airlines.[2] It is Cuba's main international and domestic gateway, and serves several million passengers each year. The airport lies in the municipality of Boyeros and connects Havana with the rest of the Caribbean, North, Central and South America, Europe, and one destination in Africa. It is named in memory of patriot and poet José Martí. In the 1960s the airport was bombed by B-26 aircraft from Brigade 2506, a CIA-sponsored group of Cuban exiles attempting to liberate Cuba from Fidel Castro. Cubans are not allowed to own aircraft or use the airport for either private or commercial flight. Only government-owned aircraft are allowed to use the facilities. There are currently four passenger terminals in use at the airport, plus a freight terminal.[3] Terminal 1 is used primarily for domestic flights. Terminal 2 opened in 1988, primarily for charter flights to the United States. Ten years later on April 27, 1998, the International Terminal 3 was opened by Canada's then-Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien, and former Cuban president, Fidel Castro. International Terminal 3 offers many modern facilities and jetways that the former international Terminal 1 did not provide. Terminal 5 is operated by Aerocaribbean. Today, Copa Airlines is the foreign airline with most flights to the airport, operating 34 flights a week (roughly 5 daily flights) from Panama City, Panama, and Bogota, Colombia. The airport is operated by Empresa Cubana de Aeropuertos y Servicios Aeronáuticos (ECASA).

  • Playa Baracoa Airport

    Playa Baracoa Airport serves domestic flights scheduled by the local airline Aerogaviota and is situated about 28 km west of Havana, in the village of Playa Baracoa, (Province Artemisa).

  • Car Rental offices next to Christopher Columbus Cemetery Architecture
  • Car Rental office Acapulco

    Calle 26 enter 35 y 39, Vedado. La Habana
    8310143 638m

    Car Rental office Hotel El Bosque

    Ave. 49C esq. 28 Kholy, Playa. La Habana
    72043429 1km 198m

    Car Rental office Via Azul

    Calle 26 y Zoologico, Nuevo Vedado, La Habana
    8813899 1km 435m

    Car Rental office Kasalta

    Calle 2 y 5ta Avenida, Playa. La Habana
    2042903 1km 498m

    Car Rental office Hotel Kholy

    Ave 49, esq a 36. Kholy Playa. La habana
    72079053 1km 825m

  • Gas stations next to Christopher Columbus Cemetery Architecture
  • 17 y 12

    Calle 12 esq. a 17, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8339238/8333272 789m

    El Tunel

    Calle 2 No. 518 e/ 5ta. B y 7ma. B, Miramar, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2041906/2047470 1km 421m


    Ayestarán y Ave. de Rancho Boyeros. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 666051 1km 606m


    Malecón y 13. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 334588 1km 811m

    31 y 18

    Ave. 31 y 18, Miramar. Havana City. Cuba. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2040520 1km 811m


    Paseo y Malecon. Havana City. Cuba. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 333027 1km 997m

    L y 17

    L y 17, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 334587 2km 570m


    Vía Blanca No. 46005 y 462, Intermitente de Guanabo. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 964093/964094 2km 570m

    La Rampa

    Calle 23 e Infanta, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8731480/873148 3km 035m

    Santa Catalina

    Santa Catalina y Vento. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 335531 3km 333m

  • Restaurants next to Christopher Columbus Cemetery Architecture
  • Yang-Tse

    Calle 23 esq. a 26, Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8671038 699m

    La Romanita

    Calle 11 esq. a 16, Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8311062 1km 171m

    Casa de la Amistad

    Paseo #406 e/ Calle 17 y 19 Havana Vedado Cuba
    53 7 303114 1km 184m

    Coffe-Restaurant La Yagruma

    Hotel el Bosque. Calle 47 y 36 Rpto Kohly, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 204 9232 1km 198m


    Hotel el Bosque. Calle 47 y 36 Rpto Kohly, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 204 9232 1km 198m

    Buffet y a la carta El Tropico

    Hotel el Bosque. Calle 47 y 36 Rpto Kohly, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 204 9232 1km 198m


    Calle Malecon No. 22, Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8383090-92 1km 447m


    Ave. 5ta. y Calle 2, Miramar, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2040434 1km 498m


    Address - Linea #753 e/ Paseo & Calle 2 Havana Vedado Cuba
    53 7 832 2444 1km 556m

    Centro Vasco

    Calle 4. esq. a 3ra., Vedado, Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8309836 1km 760m

  • Automatic Cash next to Christopher Columbus Cemetery Architecture
  • 0014

    Línea No. 705 e/ Paseo y A. Havana City
    1km 556m


    Calle 1ra. No. 40 e/ 0 y 2, CIMEX
    1km 996m


    Calle 17 e/ M y N, FOCSA. Havana City
    2km 686m


    Calle 70 e/ 1ra. y 3ra., Hotel LTI Panorama. Havana City
    4km 345m


    Calle 17 No. 8215 e/ 82 y 84. Havana City
    4km 615m


    Ave. 3ra. e/ 78 y 80. Havana City
    4km 683m


    Calle 16 No. 306 e/ 3ra. y 5ta.. Havana City
    4km 683m


    Calle 16 No. 310 e/ 3ra. y 5ta. Havana City
    4km 683m


    5ta. Ave. esq. a 112. Havana City
    5km 964m

  • Currency Exchange next to Christopher Columbus Cemetery Architecture
  • Agromercado 15 y 24

    Calle 15 y 24, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 333915 1km 004m


    Ave. 5ta.B esq. a calle 2. Havana City. Cuba
    1km 498m

    Hotel Cohiba

    Calle Paseo e/ 1ra. y 3ra. Havana City. Havana City. Cuba
    1km 915m

    Hotel Riviera

    Calle Paseo esq. a Malecón. Havana City
    (537) 662185 2km 224m

    Agromercado de 19 y 42

    Ave. 19 y Calle 42. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2049313 2km 704m

    Hotel Vedado

    Calle O e/ 23 y 21. Havana City. Havana City. Cuba
    2km 727m

    Mercado de 5ta. y 42

    Ave. 5ta. y Calle 42. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2049327 3km 235m

    Hotel Copacabana

    Ave. 1ra. esq. a Calle 44. Havana City
    3km 725m

    Hotel Chateau

    Ave. 1ra. y Calle 62, Miramar. Havana City
    3km 996m

    Mercado de 3ra. y 70

    Ave. 3ra. y Calle 70. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2049087 4km 115m

  • Clinics next to Christopher Columbus Cemetery Architecture
  • Instituto Cardiovascular

    Calle 17 esq. a Paseo, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8382652-53 1km 293m

    Sucursal Servicios Médicos Internacionales

    Calle 18 No. 4304 e/ 43 y 47, Miramar. Havana City
    (537) 2040114 1km 488m

    Centro de Histoterapia Placentaria

    Calle 18 esq. a 43. Playa. Havana City. Cuba
    1km 515m

    Cira Garcia, Clinica Central

    Calle 20 No. 4101 esq. a 41. Playa . Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2040331 1km 561m

    SPA Hotel Riviera

    Malecón y Paseo, Vedado . Havana City
    (537) 8368756 2km 224m

    Retinosis Pigmentaria Centro Internacional Camilo Cienfuegos

    Calle L No. 151 e/ Linea y 13, Vedado. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 8333886 2km 648m

    Hermanos Ameijeiras

    San Lazaro No. 701 e/ Belascoain y Marquez Gonzalez. Centro Haban
    (537) 8761000 3km 378m

    Ramon Pando Ferrer, Hospital

    Calle 76 No. 3104. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2654800 4km 187m

    Comodoro, SPA Club

    Ave 1ra. y 84, Miramar. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2045049 4km 890m

    Orthopedic Hospital Frank Pais

    Ave. 51 No. 19603 e/ 196 y 200. Havana City, Cuba
    (537) 2627022 ext. 478 8km 130m

  • Drugstores next to Christopher Columbus Cemetery Architecture
  • International Drugstore 41 y 20

    Ave. 41 esq. a 20, Miramar. Havana City
    (537) 2069985 1km 630m

    International Drugstore Casa Bella

    7ma. Ave. y 22 No. 2603. Havana City
    (537) 2047980 2km 215m

    International Drugstore Hotel Habana Libre

    Calle 23 esq. a L , Vedado. Havana City
    (5348) 8319538 2km 465m

    International Drugstore Hotel Sevilla

    Calle Prado esq. a Trocadero. Havana City
    (5348) 8615703 4km 562m

    International Drugstore Miramar Centro de Negocios

    Ave 3ra. y 82, Miramar. Havana City
    (537) 2044515 4km 675m

    International Drugstore SPA Comodoro

    Ave 3ra. y 84, Miramar. Havana City. Cuba
    (537) 2049385 4km 890m

  • Christopher Columbus Cemetery is located in Havana
  • Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.

    The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.

    The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.

    Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.

    Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.

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    • birdsofafeather1
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      “Very big ”
      This cemetery is very special to Cubans and it shows.Very well preserved and is still being used today.

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      james t
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      “Surprisingly good. ”
      A large cemetery with some interesting tombs, you need a guide to show you the more interesting ones such as the pyramid and fireman's tomb. Most are blisteringly white in the sunshine. Not just for tapophiles!

    • birdsofafeather1
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      “fantastic place ”
      This cemetery is a must for history buffs and for people who enjoy art and architecture. Some of the tombs are impressive, and you can learn a lot about the city from seeing who is buried there. A guided tour will probably help you understand more what you're seeing, but it's also pleasant to stroll around on your own. Very... More 

    • birdsofafeather1
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      “Not Buenos Aires But.... ”
      Really neat cemetery, most interesting outside Buenos Aires even without the Perons graves. Look for the grave of Ferrer from the Buena Vista Social club.

    • birdsofafeather1
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      “Awesome cemetery ”
      Awesome cemetery, but all the security guards will try to give you a tour for a tip, because they are so poor. You have to rebuff their offers nicely but firmly to get them to leave you alone.

    • birdsofafeather1
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      “Amazing ”
      The architecture the has gone into many of the tombs and monuments is incredible. Well worth the visit.

    • birdsofafeather1
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      “A Museum Cemetery ”
      The cemetery is considered the 3rd most beautiful cemetery in the world, the statues found in the graves are very artistic and the place is full of them. It is in the middle of the city and lots of tourists go there everyday.

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      Nancy O
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      “The Best! ”
      If you think the cemetery in Buenos Aires is amazing, come to this place. It is beautiful and peaceful. It is well maintained and the best I have seen worldwide. There is a beautiful monument to the firefighters who were killed because they walked into a building that had explosives and they did not know it. Each part of the... More 

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      Mel G
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      “great architecture; impressive history; excellent guide ”
      I enjoyed the guide's description of the history and the architecture of the third largest cemetery in the world. His dramatic explanations made everything more interesting

    • birdsofafeather1
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      “Beautiful but massive, so make sure you have a guide! ”
      This was a really beautiful, unique cemetery, but it is also massive (5km to walk around it). Therefore, you need to walk round with a guide (there are plenty in the cemetery itself) who can highlight the areas of interest, and can give interesting stories and facts about some of its history. Some of the guides only speak Spanish though,... More