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La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock)

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Scenic Drives
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Great nature Beautiful botanic garden Interesting visit to a coffee plantage Sooo happy to go to the beach even if it's not one of the best ones in Cuba. The heat in Santiago makes you long for being on the beach or at the pool all day. Experienced and very nice guide Awful food during lunch. I had a really... More

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Netherlands
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141 reviews 141 reviews
30 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This mountain top rock is about a 45 minute drive from Santiago. It is a very pretty drive with great views along the way. On a hot day it is wonderfully cool up there, but you can still heat up by walking the 545 steps to the top of the stone. There is a small eating establishment and a parking... More

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Trieste, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

NIce views, and fresh air in this mountain with a height of around 1000 m and already a much fresher weather.

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Switzerland
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111 reviews 111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We went there with Cubatour. We were just four people and had a Jeep. Before we went up the Gran Piedra we visited the Botanical Garden. It's a beautiful garden with loads of flowers and trees. The Gran Piedra itself is nice too because you have a beautiful view. Walking up takes you around 20 minutes and it a little... More

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Padua, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

In no way was this tiring (even on a hot day) and the reward was a 360° view over the surrounding mountain ranges and the sea.

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Trieste, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The landscape are astoning, at this height its possible to see part of the city and a wide view of the coast!!!

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ontario
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Part of a Jeep tour we took that include the botanical gardens an coffee plantation auto museum and artist camp. Was a good day. CAUTION - the climb up to this big fella is not senior or infirmed friendly

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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186 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I tok a taxi for the day to reach this scenic area and enjoyed every bit:the cooler climate,good views,nearby flower gardens and former slave plantations Very few other visitors really unspoiled. The forests here are drier than in Baracoa but still have tree-ferns and lots of cuban pines. Great birding area.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This is the highest point of Santiago and apparantly on a clear night you can see the glittering lights of Montego Bay in nearby Jamainca. We got a taxi most of the way and then were dropped off at the bottom of the stairs. You have to be quite fit as there are over 400 stairs. I must say though... More

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Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

You can see how beautiful Cuba is. Book ahead of time if you want to stay the night. I wanted to spend the night but the only places available did not have water. Still damage from Hurricane Sandy. Road up to the Main Building (14 km) is very interesting. 452 steps from the main building to the top of the... More

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