Cementerio, Santiago de Cuba

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  • Compay Segundo's graveyard
    Compay Segundo's graveyard
    by Tuna_ank
  • Entrance of the cementary
    Entrance of the cementary
    by Tuna_ank
  • Jose Marti monument
    Jose Marti monument
    by Tuna_ank

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    The Cementerio De Santa Ifigenia

    by Alain_Smeets Updated Jul 1, 2003

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    In this graveyard you can find the mausoleum of José Marti. Walk around and find some surprising items. The graves are not so big as in Havana, but it's worth a visit.

    If you want to know more about the surprising items that we foudn, you can read about it in my travelogue: Walking with Ernesto through Santiago.

    Cementerio De Santa Ifigenia

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    Soldiers ceremony on Cementario

    by rsudic Written Apr 24, 2007

    Every hour (i think) there is ceremony as tribute to Jose Marti (in front of his tomb) which was the only "army" thing I saw in Cuba....guys are young, energic and dedicated...you can not seat during ceremony but stand still...
    Cemetary is really beautiful and unique, both tombs and trees.


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    Cementerio de Santa Ifigenia

    by Babzz Written Aug 1, 2006

    Open 9am-5pm daily. Interesting graves include those of the Bacardi family (famous for their rum), who later fled the country during the revolution, the grave of the first president of Cuba, Tomás Estrada Palma (American-elected), and the grave of Jose Marti, "Cuba's Greatest Hero." Also interesting is the changing of the guard, which occurs every 30 minutes or so.

    Changing of the Guard Grave of Emilio Bacardi Grave of Jose Marti The Cemetery
    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

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    Best cementerio of Cuba

    by Tuna_ank Written Dec 13, 2010

    It was the best cementerio of Cuba for me. There are very nice marble sculptures, also you may visit to Jose Marti monument and Compay Segundo's graveyard.

    Compay Segundo's graveyard Entrance of the cementary Jose Marti monument

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