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La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock)

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Address: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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Only 452 Steps to the Top!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Toronto
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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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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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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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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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