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Monumento al Cimaron

Hill-top monument to runaway slaves on a hill with good views of El Cobre and an eye catching... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2018
Tim R
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Short Distance from Santiago - transport necessary

You get a double bonus of visiting the Church of the Virgin del Cobre (the Virgin of Charity) - the... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Will G
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

With walking shoes and water, you can make it up the hill to this extraordinary sight. By Cuban artist and sculptor Alberto Lescay, this monument pays tribute also to Santiago's rebellious history

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gail R
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Hill-top monument to runaway slaves on a hill with good views of El Cobre and an eye catching quarry lake. Need transport to get to the start, then a climb to the top.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tim R
Reviewed July 22, 2018

You get a double bonus of visiting the Church of the Virgin del Cobre (the Virgin of Charity) - the patron Saint of Cuba. Very interesting small side trip.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Will G
Reviewed March 7, 2017

This may be the original place forcertain type of worship but now just a hot walk wo a pklace with a good voew

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank megwr
Reviewed May 20, 2016

Literally in the middle of nowhere and topping an outcrop! Slaves suffered in the hands of Spanish slave-owners for centuries, this is a modest reminder of what they went through... look southeast from la Ermita de la Caridad del Cobre, Cuba's Patron Saint...

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank TourGuide-Manager
Reviewed August 15, 2015

Enjoyed the view from the top of the hill; wish we knew what all the meanings were in the monument at the top. The scenery looking over the lake was pleasant.

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank GrauntPA
Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is one of the most moving sculptures by the famed Santiago sculptor and artist Alberto Lescay. Located near the town of El Cobre, it gives passion and meaning to the runaway slaves, for whom it is dedicated. Lescay's work is internationally famous and quite...More

Date of experience: April 2015
3  Thank PHurdlik
Reviewed January 14, 2015

i was so tired by then but it was lovely! these monuments in santiago city are well taken care of and adored by the locals! it reminded me lots of the monuments in jamaica! sad story behind some of them but that's history right? enjoy*...More

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank mj3-fergie724
Reviewed January 23, 2014

The monument is a dedication to the slaves , it is a nice monument set up in the hillside of the village of El Cobre not far from the Basilica. If you decide to visit be prepared to walk up about 70 stairs , it...More

Date of experience: April 2013
4  Thank billmccubbin
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