Robaina's plantation

Friday 29 July 2011

Cementerio de Cristobal Colon

                I know, it's a morbid thought, a cemetery. When I started renting apartments in Havana it was in the Nuevo Vedado district. Every day, several times a day, I would drive by the Colon cemetery. The monuments & mausoleums looked amazing. One day I decided to go & I'm glad I did. You pay an extra cuc to be able to use your camera, pay it. It's a nice way to spend 30 minutes or an hour.
                The cemetery was founded in 1876. It's estimated that it holds more than 500 major mausoleums, chapels & family vaults. It contains over 800,000 graves.


1 comment:

  1. I have been there too. Great place, highly recommended.