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Cactus Patriarch, Varadero

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Visit Cactus Patriarch, a giant treelike cactus that stands over 6 m (20 ft) tall and is over half a millennium old. It is believed to be the oldest living thing in all of Cuba, and therefore the only living witness to the arrival of Christopher Columbus. Surrounded by dense green vegetation, the cactus sits near a natural salt pit where leathers and meats were prepared. Hire a local guide to learn about the history of the cactus and surrounding area. Make Cactus Patriarch a part of your Varadero vacation plans using our Varadero travel itinerary maker.
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  • For those who love to garden and those they wish they lived in a temperate zone friendly to cactus. This is basically a very mature large king of the cactus, great background for a selfie, fun.  more »
  • If you find natural beauty interesting, this cactus if worth the 2 cuc to visit. It is gigantic for a cactus. You can find it at the back of the beach of the Ocean Varadero El Patriarca resort.  more »
  • I was staying in the hotel (Barcelo sand white) where is located this cactus, so I stopped me several times to admire it. It really impresses the dimension and shape that reaches. Also has a poster that explains the type of cactus that corresponds. It is worth without a doubt.
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