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. 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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  • By far represents one of the paintings to open larger planet, a mural measuring 120 meters high by 160 meters wide. Drawn with a brush between rocks of the Jurassic period, with a drainage system designed by the author which prevents the accumulation of water among the stones.
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  • The Mural de la Prehistoria is no prehistoric painting, as the name might indicate. It is a contemporary mural, which relates to the distant past. The mural is nice, but it can be also good from a distance, without that we would have to pay the price of admission. I found it anyway, not worth the price of admission.
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  • Discovered during a hiking eco-tourism in the Valley of Viñales, this fresco painted in 1961 by peasants, represents the theory of evolution from the point of view of Leovigildo Gonzalvez Morillo at the origin of the project.
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  • Well, they could have painted anything else. In my opinion even a painting of the Che, Camilo and Fidel would have been much nicer than the one they painted (at least it would be like the Roosevelt mount). The painting are anything but prehistoric, and if you are lucky you can see the people repainting it (because the water take away the paint). Nevertheless it is better to go and see by your self but totally unworthy to pay the 3CUC they ask as you will see it just good enough from outside.
  • Colorful painting on the rocks. Nothing special. It is not worthwhile paying for watching it. You can admire it from the outside for free.
  • Very impressive. Just wonder why he did it.
  • Nothing much to see. Just stop at the entrance to take a photo and don't pay the 3 CUC.
  • Proof that someone has a sense of humor. This tacky monument can be seen from the road, no need to pay to go inside unless you want a drink or need a restroom.
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