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Ten fun facts about Colon Cemetery

Havana is home to one of the World's most enchanting cemeteries. Walking around it is like being in an open-air museum, an unforgettable experience. Find out more here.

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Ten fun facts about Colon Cemetery
Ten fun facts about TRYP Habana Libre hotel
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Ten fun facts about TRYP Habana Libre hotel

Hotel Habana Libre is a Cuban hotel steeped in history. Both a visual landmark on the Havana skyline and one of the city's top hotels, discover more here...

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Colon Cemetery: Havana's famous necropolis
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Colon Cemetery: Havana's famous necropolis

Havana is home to one of the world’s largest and most captivating cemeteries, a must-see for the curious-minded. It’s not just enormous in size but also grandiose and eccentric in style, and filled with innumerable characters from Cuba’s absorbing history. As cemeteries go it is far from being an austere place, instead, it is more like walking through an outdoor museum. In Spanish, it is known as "Necrópolis Cristóbal Colón" (and sometimes "Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón"), named after Christopher Columbus. The cemetery was completed in 1876 and to date has over 56 thousand tombs and over 500 mausoleums. In total, well over a million people have been interred here.

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