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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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  • Great views! Well worth it. Most organised tours take you to the top by coach, however we asked the coach to drop us off at the bottom and we walked up the steps which was a great achievement and expe...  more »
  • Some of the things make Holguin, the Cruz Loma is not to be missed. 450 steps that will give you a nice overview of the city and its surroundings. Bring water and food to recover from the effort. View a 360 degree once at the top. An artist also sells his works inside of the tower.
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  • It is perched on a hill and Holguin views are impressive. Recommend it if you want to make a good panoramic photo or to relax with good views. From the top the huge which is the city seen
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