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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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  • It is a magnificent viewpoint of the city after climbing a grand staircase 460 stairs and at the top a large cross hosting may pilgrimages.
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  • This hill overlooking the flat city is quite far from the Center. You can go by taxi directly near the top, or drop off at his foot and climb many markets. The view extends on almost 360 °
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  • Well worth it see for miles & miles ...included in an excursion, made great with extra additions to the trip. Planes trains & coaches with a laugh along the way  more »

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