La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock), Santiago de Cuba

Categories: Scenic Drives, Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • only 30 km from santiago with the rainforest and that big rock mountain scenery or you go up to the top after more than 400 steps but worth a little effort because the view is sublime
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  • From Gran Pieta, one has great views! Be sure in the morning drive, since it is still not so hot, and often it's stretching to lunch a little. To recommend an old coffee plantation, in the really good and interesting guided tours and fresh coffee you are offered is hidden from the top of the Gran Pieta is still 2 km on foot.
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  • It is a viewpoint, and therefore is going to appreciate the view of all Santiago, his province and the East of the island
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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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