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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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  • Drive up to the Hill of the Cross. Or take the 400+ stairs up and down. Nice 270 degree view of Holguin. Taking the stairs is an adventure for the younger set. Going up isn't so bad but walking down w...  more »
  • Gives a good view of Holguin and the surrounding countryside.It has a tower to climb in the middle but you need to fit to manage the wooden steps and don't mind heights.There is no charge for here but...  more »
  • It is an interesting hike up as the stairs are all different heights. Happily there is a landing every 25 or so steps. The view is very nice and it is well worth a visit whether you walk or drive up.