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

#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Santiago de Cuba
Historic Walking Area · Scenic Drive
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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  • I do a climb of some sort every holiday I go on and this was by far the easiest. It has only 459 steps and much of the way is just a walk along a gentle incline. You get superb views at a viewing...  more »
  • Nice place to visit. A bit of touring, hiking and if you are lucky in clear weather you can see till Guantanamo. Sometimes cheeky as the weather even if it`s clear and sunny downstairs when you go up....  more »
  • Very good place in contact with nature
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  • It Is One of the most beautiful places of all Santiago de Cuba, obligatory visit, you can go by car to the base of the great stone, and then make a climb of a few hundred steps that will lead you to a large stone resting on the top of the mountain , the view from above is amazing, you can go kids perfectly.
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