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Activities in Havana

Havana Colón Cemetery Free Tour

5 reviews | 42 travellers
In the first place, give thanks to Rubén, he was at the appointed time 15 minutes before the agreed time at the point, with all the disposition and time available to make the tour, the Cemetery is really a Museum that is worth visiting for all of us who like history, art and the reason for things.
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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.

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. 

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Price

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.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Please check local restrictions before traveling.

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

English speaking guide.

Not included

Colón Cemetery entry fee for foreigners 5 CUC (US$ 5).

When to book?

You can book up to 2 days before (Havana local time) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

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 have any other questions please contact us.

Free!

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Corner of Avenida 23 and Calle 12.