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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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  • We visited this whilst staying in Playa Pesquera, and we had a lovely day. It was an hour from our hotel, but the coach was air conditioned and it was a very pleasant drive. The climb to the top is 46...  more »
  • Nice to see how the town looks like, however, ask locals when it is the best time to visit Holguin as we went on Sunday, and it was not much there to be seen.  more »
  • It is a great workout to climb the stairs 458, which is higher than a normal staircase. Wonderful views of this giant city. On the hilltop you will find a restaurant where you can enjoy local specialt...  more »