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La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock)

Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Type: Scenic Drives, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Scenic Drives, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
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Boca Raton, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful panorama and a must see. Get a driver and go visit this beautiful site. While there stay at the Gran Piedra Hotel. The views are spectacular. Take in the coffee farm and the botanical gardens are really amazing. Remember to bring a jacket or sweater it can get chilly up there

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peterborough, ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Good to get out of Santiago, see some of impressive countryside, and drink a coffee made by a coffee farmer's wife that was better than anything we found in Santiago!

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Pécs, Pecs, Hungary
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It is basically a huge rock on a mountaintop. Superb panorama from 1200 meters. Beware of the cooler weather and the stairs to the rock.

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

b/c it's the big rock! lol. if you like nature and your kids like rocks..it's a sight for tired eyes - and awake eyes - short trip to get there - won't take you long either - bring walking shoes - digi cam or mobile cam - androids & iphones take da best pics - just saying!

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Hialeah, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The road is dangerous but the view on top of la Gran Piedra is priceless. Be ready to climb quite a few stairs

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st-hyacinthe quebec canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

a another high point ,the view was breathtaking from this point...it s located about 25 km from downtowm santiago..a good place to take some nice photos

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Sudbury Ont. Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I walked up in 1995 . I seem to remember the top area as being larger . It was cloudy then also . Oh well , 20 years from now it may seem different , who knows ?

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

When we took the road to La Gran Piedra did not know how the road was, bumpy, full of holes and sometimes scary to drive, then you arrive ( well you think you have) and the stairs starts right there. Astonishing views, great air, amazing experience. Every cuban hopes to see La gran Piedra at least once in a lifetime,... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I was looking forward to do some trek finally in Cuba, see some nature - instead you get a ride almost to the top, and then walk for 10 minutes. The rock itself is actually pretty small, and if you are out of luck (I read somewhere it's most of the time), it's covered in clouds and you see nothing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

On a cloudless day, the view is lovely and you can see the Caribbean. We drove the road up in our rented KIA Picanto. This road is "doable" but one needs to be careful. It is full of potholes, switchbacks, and cattle. The doable part of the road ends at Gran Piedra. The road to the coffee plantation is rough.... More 

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