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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  • September 27, 2017
    We visited La Gran Piedra as others probably also in combination with the Botanical Garden and the coffee plantation la Isabelita. In good weather, you have great views of the coast and the Sierra Maestra and the Pico Turquino, Cuba's highest mountain.
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  • September 16, 2017
    The highest place in the area. You want to get up there, so you have to climb these steps. But I promise, it's worth the effort. You have a wonderful view around, from the mountains to the sea. Get up...  more »
  • September 1, 2017
    The casa had a taxi arranged for us for a first trip to the mount and then to Playa Siboney. The view is nice, the 400 nadya Act easy to do. The taxi for a day was CUC60,--
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