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Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz)

Address: Holguin, Cuba
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Ranked #87 of 421 things to do in Holguin
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
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Winnipeg, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Took a bus tour to Holguin and drove to the top of the hill. Spectacular view of Holguin! Climb the steep ladder for the best view. Restaurant and souvenir stands are also there.

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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I am not a spring chicken, but to get the experience to see the city from the top, I would not even think of taking a taxi. Yes, it is 500 big steps. You can take it easy and have a rest on one of the concrete benches after each 25 steps. It was pretty humid as sun came up... More 

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North Vancouver, BC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Beautiful view of Holguin but you have to watch the panhandlers. If you give a gift to one, you have to give a gift to all.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
57 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We went to the Hill of the Cross during our Cuba Inside tour with an old fashioned American car. The viewpoint is amazing, you can take some lovely pictures of Holguin. If you would like to go there on your own, I still would definitely recommend getting a taxi up the hill, because it's massive, you'll take hours before you... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We had a Cuban rental car with an Cuban driver and visited the Hill of the Cross last November with friends. I had not been back since my first trip to the Holguin area 10 years ago and many great times ago. I was surprised on the growth of the housing into the Mountain areas and the size of the... More 

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Simcoe, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Beautiful view of the city. Holguin city tour was clean for the size of the city. Found the streets quite narrow hate to see what happens if there's more cars,

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Manitoba
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

this is a must. If you're up to the task, take the stairs, there's only 468 (haha). You'll quickly notice the stairs are at least a 10" rise instead of the standard 7" rise.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Nice tourist place to visit during the day and at night. Special opportunity to light a candle in remembrance or honor of others.

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St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Along with some of our dear Cuban friends, we visited the Hill of the Cross in December 2014. We were driven up by our good friend Victor as it was much too hot to climb the over 400 steps to the top. Once arrived to the top, it was not busy... a few locals were sitting around and having a... More 

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Norwich, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was worth every penny we paid for our taxi into town, and I would be in total regret if I had traveled to Holguin without seeing it. Most spectacular view of the city I have ever seen. Unfortunately our taxi drove us to the top but next time I would like to attempt the 500 stairs! Whether you climb... More 

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