La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock), Santiago de Cuba
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When you reach the top of La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock), you will be rewarded with panoramic views of dramatic terrain that makes up the highest region of Cuba. Nestled within the verdant Sierra Maestra mountain range, this grand monolith weighs in at 63,000 tons and is thought to have been formed after an explosion from a nearby underwater volcano. A steep climb of 452 steps takes you 1,225 m (4,019 ft) above sea level. From the top, you will see views over biodiverse hilltops and scattered ruins from coffee plantations of the early 19th century. To visit La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock) and get the most from your holiday in Santiago de Cuba, create itinerary details personal to you using our Santiago de Cuba tourist route planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • A geological monument, more than 1250 meters high, surrounded by nature and with stunning views
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  • Gran Piedra itself is of course worth seeing. But do not miss the other highlights of the neighborhood: Café Valley la Isabelita (a few kilometers) further Haiti was founded by refugee French coffee planters on the access road, finally only gravel road and is quite rightly on the UNESCO World Heritage list. And there are some kilometres to Gran Piedra left a junction and short access road to a very beautiful botanical garden.
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  • Before setting out for our adventure, we stayed at the La Gran Piedra, which gave us time to acclimatize to the high altitude of our hike. A group of six members of the St. Croix Hiking Association du...  more »
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  • Great vantage point, which it must overcome some stairs, is spoiled but man with a great view.
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