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Address: Holguin, Cuba

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Hill of the Cross - interesting

It was good exercise climbing up the stairs. Wonderful views once at the top. Unfortunately, we were solicited by poor young men who were also climbing the stairs. They targeted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

It was good exercise climbing up the stairs. Wonderful views once at the top. Unfortunately, we were solicited by poor young men who were also climbing the stairs. They targeted my husband and left me alone. He felt sorry for them and gave them money for new shoes.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

On one of the excursions from our resort our bus stopped at the bottom of this amazing hill. It has 450 stairs that you can climb, just as the locals use to do to pray for water. It was a +35°C afternoon, but I saw this as a once in a lifetime opportunity so I had to attempt it. Make... More 

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Bowmanville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was a stop on an excursion we were on while in Cuba. As well as a historically important religious site, there is a tremendous view of Holguin and surrounding areas. Highly recommended for everyone to visit. Just one word of advice - visit the site while on a bus tour, not a horse and buggy tour. The road up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Take the time, walk the stairs, 400 + but you won't regret it, so many opportunities to see the whole city. The view from the top is 2nd to none in Holguin, city, mountains and gorgeous countryside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Did this as part of a new package from Air Canada with VIP service at the airport. The view was stunning from the top and the history of the cross was interesting. After this we were dropped in the middle of Holguin and left by our tour guide instead of being shown around for an hour, wifey and I took... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

You get a fantastic view of the city. You can walk the 475steps down or up if you wish. You will find a canteen at the cross with drinks. You will also find local musicians and of course you illegal cigar selling guy at the steps to con you into buying cheap cigars. Pretty site but after pictures are taken.... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This place was really interesting. I walked up the stairs and it was tough! Prepare yourself because it does get hot very quick. Don’t forget water. Beautiful view at the top!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

You get a great view of Holguin and the surrounding country side. It is always good to learn a little bit of history. We ate at the restaurant and the food was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The walk from the downtown squares is pretty short about 10-15 minutes. Along the way is some very nice street art. At the base of the hill is a number of interesting sculptures and even the wall facing the sculptures has interesting relief carvings in it. The 465 steps up the hill has a landing every 25 steps and it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Remember to bring water, it's a hot climb up the stairs, daytime temperatures are about 30C. The stairways faces south, too. Fortunately Holguin usually has a breeze. At the top there is water and cold beer. They tell me there are 366 stairs, but I didn't could them. Every 40 steps or so, there are resting areas with benches.

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