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. Add La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock) and other attractions to your Santiago de Cuba trip itinerary using our Santiago de Cuba journey planning website .
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  • I was there a number of years ago. I is a very nice view from the top but also a very steep drive up the mountain. Not all cars can make it without some kind of problem. The car will not take you to t...  more »
  • i went with my classmates, we made the whole tour on foot, but the best part was to get to the top and appreciate the panorama, we also visited the coffee plantation Santa Ifigenia. It was the most be...  more »
  • Would absolutely recommend to visit this beautiful place! Lovely nature, amazing view from the top and also quite nice to breath in the fresh air and get away from the heat from a couple of hours.  more »

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