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Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz), Holguin

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Head up Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz) for extensive views of the city below and the hills on the horizon. Climb the 458 steps up to the top (take your time, you'll find benches to rest on about halfway up), or simply opt for a short taxi ride from town. The hill gets its name from the cross placed at the top, seen as a protective symbol by locals. It marks the spot where friar Francisco Antonio de Alegria initially placed a crucifix in 1790, having climbed the hill with the cross on his back. Make Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz) a part of your Holguin vacation plans using our Holguin holiday planner.
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  • Be ready to climb over 400 steps of uneven steps. They are divided in sections of approximately 25 steps with a little rest in between. I hesitated to climb however I was very happy to have done so ju...  more »
  • Had our tour guide take us to the top of the Hill of the Cross. There is a beautiful view of the city of Holguin. Worth the trip up. Only I must warn that there are panhandlers up there that can be ra...  more »
  • we got a taxi to the top and walked down, Younger people might want to do both ways on foot - the views are great and there is a bar and a restaurant at the top,