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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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Drive up is great, unless you are scared of heights!

Drive up is fun, winding road up the mountain side. Nice views. Once at the parking lot at there is a fee to climb up the stairs to the 'big rock'. The fee changes, once it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Drive up is fun, winding road up the mountain side. Nice views. Once at the parking lot at there is a fee to climb up the stairs to the 'big rock'. The fee changes, once it was 1CUC, another 3CUC. Depends. Worth it to d the stairs. Views are beautiful on a clear day - can see all the way... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

part of a fascinating tour that included an ancient coffee plantation and an amazing mountain top garden.

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Harrington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Enjoyed leaving the fumes of Santiago to breathe some clean air for a while. Trip in our taxi/jeep was a blast. Yes it is just a big mother of a rock. 450 stairs to climb at over 6000 ft but worth it. It was cool but felt good compared to the oppressive heat in Santiago. Unfortunately for us that day,... More 

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Toronto
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

At approximately 6500 ft, La Gran Piedra features amazing views of the coastline and the interior mountains. The climb is not difficult as the steps are spaced out by the path - it is not a straight climb to the top. You feel the change in air pressure and your legs will feel a bit rubbery as you go. If... More 

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Bracebridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Not for the faint of heart... 452 steps to the top... but worth the trip. Not sure I wanted to see a vendor selling her jewellery at the top of the rock - takes away from the natural attraction.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Abut 450 steps at staircases to get to the top. But it is worth it - great view. Simpe, but nice restaurant below the Piedra.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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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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Toronto, Canada
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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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