Explore one of the world's most important cemeteries with this free tour of the Colón Cemetery in Havana. You'll admire its magnificent mausoleums and discover the stories behind them.
Havana Colón Cemetery Free Tour
We'll meet at 10 am on the corner of Avenida 23 and Calle 12 and set off for the most emblematic cemetery in the world: la Necrópolis de Cristóbal Colón. Are you ready to discover its secrets?
As we explore the cemetery we'll see striking examples of funerary architecture such as the Romanesque-Byzantine Central Chapel, which was modelled on Il Duomo in Florence. We'll also stop in front of the tombstone of Máximo Gómez Báez and find out why it has no name or dates! Then we'll marvel at the tombstone of Calixto Garcia and find our why he had three different burial ceremonies!
The Colón Cemetery, named the third most beautiful cemetery in the world by UNSECO, also houses other spectacular funerary monuments, such as the Firemen’s Monument as well as the graves of many famous figures.
Our free tour will end at 12:30 pm at the exit of the Cemetery.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
English speaking guide.
Colón Cemetery entry fee for foreigners 5 CUC (US$ 5).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Corner of Avenida 23 and Calle 12.