Mural de la Prehistoria, Vinales

Landmark · Tourist Spot
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. Add Mural de la Prehistoria to your Vinales travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Vinales trip planner.
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  • If you're in the area anyway (as we were) then pop along and see it and take a photo and tick it off your list. Don't make a special journey out to view it as it is just basically a painted rock...  more »
  • Well.... I'm not sure seeing this made me a better person. From a distance it looks quite horrible, primitive. However ... you must appreciate the size of it, and the fact that it took 18 people 4...  more »
  • This probably sounded like a good idea to some bureaucrat sitting in a Havana office but the reality is bad. Terrible mar on beautiful scenery, It is gaudy and juvenile. The only positives are...  more »
  • The feeling of being one with nature, the view and the delicious meal provided by the restaurant on site.
  • I really enjoyed the place
  • Striking you from far away, the painted rocky mountain was covered in vibrant colors, and with the tema in the title, by one of the famous Mexican Diego Rivera discipols...
  • This is unique place that you have to see in Cuba.
  • Beautiful 😍 scenery and delicious food.

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