This Month in History

4-17-1986: Tomás Acea Cemetery in Cienfuegos declared a National Monument.

4-17-1986: Tomás Acea Cemetery in Cienfuegos declared a National Monument.

It is located outside the urban area. This monumental eclectic construction with an impressive façade was built by the interest of Nicolás Acea's family, one of the wealthiest in the city. In it, the funeral enclosures are harmoniously integrated into the landscape with interior avenues, flanked by fruit and ornamental trees. This necropolis is the one with the longest history on the island. It treasures funerary monuments of great cultural value. Its entrance gate is an interesting replica of the Parthenon, built in 1926. The Monument to the Fallen revolutionaires of September 5th and the Pantheon of the Internationalists fighters stand out in this cemetery.