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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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  • I was really excited about visiting this cross, was slightly disappointed to be honest. It's much smaller than it seems and is over shadowed by the ariel posts that's sit just back from it. You can cl...  more »
  • Near the cross funcacional from the city of Holguin, enjoy a view of the city and enjoy a great lunch
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  • Well, I liked the trip and 360 view from the top was breathtaking. I look at Cuba like it is a reef almost washed away and all people are little fishes on the reef that you just need to feed. From the...  more »