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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  • The big stone is a site that you can not let go when you're in Santiago de Cuba. The view is awesome, the vegetation, climate. After being at the top, is practically mandatory to visit la Isabelica, Museum on a French farm of an asendado of coffee.
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  • You exit from Santiago de Cuba to the beach Sibonej you take a steep climb careful with the car at several holes. At the top you park you drink anything Aaaaah then you begin a flight, get to the top if you get chance of a beautiful day you have a breathtaking view. Then visit a small former coffee plantation.
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  • Do not miss, gives you the best view on the area. Hike only clear, sunny days otherwise you will see nothing ! Driveway to the top is quite curved, have a car in good condition as also steep. Stop on ...  more »

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