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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  • If you go to Santiago de Cuba this visit is a must. Please dont hesitate. The best time to visit La Piedra is early in the morning. There are 400 steps to climb up so take your time and a bottle of wa...  more »
  • Beautiful views, steep road but safe and any car with good motor can do it. Not advisable for weaker motorcycles.Enjoyed the cool breeze on top and the lunch was OK with clean bathroom and water. Jaja...  more »
  • Guided jeep tour with amazing sights, On the way up to The Rock, we made a stop at an automotive museum with some classic cars. Very interesting, Next we stopped at a museum and learned the way of the...  more »