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Mural de la Prehistoria, Vinales

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Observe the massive Mural de la Prehistoria, painted under the direction of artist Leovigildo Gonzalez between 1959 and 1962. Impressive in size, the painting is 200 m by 300 m (660 ft by 990 ft). To create this work, painters hung from the top of the rock and listened as Leovigildo belted out instructions over a microphone. The result is a vividly colored depiction of prehistoric life, which may not astound you in the artistic sense, but will stun you with its sheer size and the effort put in to create something on such a grand scale. Plan to visit Mural de la Prehistoria and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Vinales attractions using our Vinales travel itinerary planner.
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  • We were going to skip this entirely based on the description, but we were driving nearby and the driver suggested a stop, because all the tourists come here. 30 seconds was enough. It's not my kind of...  more »
  • The name is misleading. This is a modern mural of marginal quality. If you are in the area stop by but keep your expectations low.  more »
  • The picture is kinda bizzare - very weird to see humans and dinosaurs side by side given they lived millions of years apart ... leaving the science aside, if you walk to the right side of the mural, t...  more »
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  • The painting on the rocks is huge and somewhat bizarre. Locals say it came to be after a bet between the artist and his girlfriend. The surrounding area is beautiful.
  • You can enjoy art on mountains in this quiet place.
  • Awesome place to be. We had great food and drinks, good music and nice and friendly service.
  • It is a huge murales, not a beautiful one, not much to say, just go here for a few minutes the view around in very nice.
  • This thing proves someone in Cuba has a sense of humor ...and if you pay 3 CUC to see it the joke's on you. You can see it and its gaudy grandeur clearly from the road. It's worth a drive by gawk and that's about it. Unless, of coarse you're looking to use a restroom.