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

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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  • pass through the great stone has been one of the attractions more exciting, for her part of the story has developed. worthy of being valued as a still existing natural resource, all strata of the forest and its components are appreciated.
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  • The stone is located on a mountain and we as 3rd largest monolith... is everywhere described but if one has climbed the stairs to find very small I... the view is so
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  • To reach the top of la Gran Piedra you have to climb 459 steps, carved in the stone most of them, there you will find a natural viewpoint with stunning visual, an environment that extends for tens of ...  more »

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