Necrópolis Tomás Acea

Cemetery in Cienfuegos

One of two national-monument-listed resting places in Cienfuegos, the Acea is classed as a 'garden cemetery' and is entered through a huge neoclassical pavilion (1926) flanked by 64 Doric columns modeled on the Parthenon in Greece. This cemetery contains a monument to the marine martyrs who died during the abortive 1957 Cienfuegos naval uprising. Compared to the Cementerio la Reina, it's newer and better maintained. It's 2km east of the city center along Av 5 de Septiembre.