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A grand view!

For one of Cuba’s most spectacular views plus a breath-taking ride getting to it, check out the Gran Piedra, east of Santiago de Cuba. The 45-minute drive takes you through... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For one of Cuba’s most spectacular views plus a breath-taking ride getting to it, check out the Gran Piedra, east of Santiago de Cuba. The 45-minute drive takes you through picturesque countryside up to the rugged Sierra Maestra Mountains. Along the way, you’ll pass fruit stalls, intriguing isolated stands of rock, and lovely scenery. At the base of ‘the Rock’... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've hiked all the way (14K) and it wasn't worth it. Some nice views on the way but the hike is on the street. I'd be happier if I took a car up and just walked up the rock. The rock is impressive and views from the top make the visit worthwhile.

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Thank mgdfit
Czech Republic
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is worth for to climb with your car many curves nearly to final mirador (watch tower) and you will enjoy refreshingly "cold" air compared to Santiago. Even during your way you have nice views. I would recommend to park car in front of restaurant from where like 1km trail in tropical forest leads to monumental rock formation at about... More 

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San Francisco, California
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503 reviews
299 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lookout point is the fourth highest point in Cuba at 1225 meters in the middle of Baconao Park. It is a large granite rock at the top of 479 steps from the restaurant/parking area. The interesting views are mainly to the south but viewpoint allows one to see both the Atlantic and the Caribbean. This site is about a... More 

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Deventer, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite a climb to get there. Steep slope, avarage road quality. The rock is a rock, which does not realy exite me, but the views and the cool air are great.

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My favourite place to visit, the air and atmosphere is so different from the hot dusty city, the views from the top of the stone are incredible - wear comfy shoes for the innumerable steps to the top! (although not steep and plenty of places to take a breather!)

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Of course it doesn't sound very chic but the small hike up to la gran piedra was a nice little trip from santiago de cuba. great views and a lovely day spent with our driver and his friend who had never been up there either.

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Thank ncoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

About 90mins spectacular drive from the city in the mountains. The climb up the rock is easy for the reasonably fit. Whilst there, visit the neighbouring coffee plantation to get an idea of some of the darker past of this island

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Great view ,is a nice place to visit , 45 min from the resort .Take a cab , is cheaper .Bring water with you and conf shoes !

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Sarnia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We took a scooter up as in 2 on one bike and ya bad idea, single would have worked but thanks to a nice Italian couple in a car they offered to take my passenger and I could then make it to the top and it was worth it. The vegetation is more Carolinian with, pine trees, ferns and an... More 

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