"La Milagrosa (the 'Miracle Woman")" Havana Off The Beaten Path Tip by faq

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One of the things that you must visit, if you have the time, is the Cristóbal Colón Graveyard. Some huge mausoleumsOne of the things that you must visit, if you have the time, is the Cristóbal Colón Graveyard. Some huge and beautiful mausoleums make this graveyard a spot to visit. Worth visit there is also the ?la milagrosa? graveyard. You can reach it, entering by the crossroads between ?calle 21? and ?Zapata? graveyard entrance, going straight until you face the central chapel, then turn left, walk about 30 meters and then face left and you will easily discover the only grave that will be full of flowers: is this one.
Women constantly goes there to ask ealth for their children .

Says the legend:
«She died, along with her child, in childbirth in 1901. She and her child were buried side-by-side (some accounts say the baby was buried at her feet), but when the coffin was opened, the baby was found in the mother's arms. The statue is called 'La Milagrosa' (the 'Miracle Woman').?»

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  • Updated Feb 18, 2005
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