CEMETERY OF COLUMBUS
A National Monument since 1987, it is a true architect’s jewel, from its impressive portico up to the history written in marble and all types of stone in its funerary structures built during the last three centuries.
The Pórtico, done in romantic style, is crowned by a sculptural ensemble created by the Cuban artist José Villalta y Saavedra and represents “Faith, Hope and Charity”, at the foot of which reads in latin: Jauna Sum Pacis (This is the gateway of peace).
It is the main necropolis of the Cuban capital where monuments to heroes and martyrs of the homeland can be seen, as well as sculptures of angels, virgins and Christs honouring illustrious men, scientists and presidents.
There are many romantic histories among the myths and legends of this solemn place, whose building begun on October 30th of 1871.
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