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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  • I been there many times, if you want to be away from everyone and in the same time be close to the city this is the perfect place, the weather, the view, the history. 
  • The ladder to the top is straight up. Not bad going up but coming down...if you are afraid of heights...well made it but it's a bit scary. Visited 2008 
  • The view at the top is spectacular. I think you climb 470 (approximately) stone steps to get to the rock. Worth the effort. It feels as if you could touch the clouds from the top of this mountain. Exc...  more »
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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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