Mural de la Prehistoria
Mural de la Prehistoria
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The Mural de la Prehistoria is a mural painted in 1961 by Leovigildo Gonzalez Morillo on a rocky side of the mountain Mogote Dos Hermanas.
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Rowan H
Cairns, Australia1,199 contributions
Couples
Classic tale where the journey is better than the destination.

The mural de la prehistorica was commissioned by Fidel Castro in 1961 and that’s probably why it is famous. The actual artwork is laughable - it kind of looks like something done in art school. However, most local tour operators use it as a endpoint for organised tours via horseback and the road into it is quite beautiful, passing closely to mogotes.

We personally hiked it to it using instructions found online. We passed through some amazing scenery.

They actually try to charge you money to view it but it is easily viewable from the fence adjacent to the gate, which is what we did.
Written September 2, 2022
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loopymaggie
Ishoej, Denmark54 contributions
Well.... I'm not sure seeing this made me a better person. From a distance it looks quite horrible, primitive. However ... you must appreciate the size of it, and the fact that it took 18 people 4 years to paint this 120 meter wide mural, while hanging in ropes and harnesses off the top of the cliff. If you get close to the wall you can see that it's actually painted in lines - which makes it somewhat more artistical.
Written March 27, 2020
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Butch E
Nashville, TN654 contributions
This mural is what apparently put Vinales on the" tourist map". It is quite impressive as you approach it from a distance. In the sunlight it almost shimmers. When you actually get right up on the mural, you realize this effect is the result of the artist alternating painting 2-3 inch wide bands and then leaving the rock bare. it took 18 people four years to complete this work.
Written February 17, 2020
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Bidule05
France1,382 contributions
The Mural de la Prehistoria is located at 4 km from Vinales, in the Sierra de Viñales. It was painted on the natural wall of the mogote Pita.
We were impressed by this huge 120m fresco, with required 4 years and a team of 18 people to make it.
We found that this fresco is amazing. It represents the geological and biological evolution of the Vinales valley, with a very rich fauna, including in particular dinosaurs, giant marine reptiles, snails, Indians.
Written April 17, 2021
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Adele M
Milan, Italy101 contributions
I got to the site after a nice trip through nature and quite a few green shades. Colours impressed me on arrival and the huge snail, dinosaurs, sea monsters and humans on the cliff symbolize the theory of evolution and are either psychedelic or horrific, depending on one's viewpoint. You don't really have to get up close to appreciate the artwork. Just stay a few steps beyond and won't miss the whole sight. Although the mural itself is often labeled as overhyped, the lush Viñales Valley is worth visiting and was given status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
Written February 10, 2020
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Harald Gracholski
Cologne, Germany6,854 contributions
Imagine giving a giant baby crayons and a hill to paint on and this is what you get. Don't get me wrong - it is rather big, so that makes for at least a bit of a sight, but that and the quite nice nature surrounding it really is it... a rock with some paint on it.
Written February 28, 2020
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,736 contributions
Couples
An impressive huge cliff painting dating back to the early 1960s of prehistoric animals and neandathal man. Not seen anything on this scale before. Very colourful and makes a great picture. 2 CUC entry.

There is also a bar on site famous for its pina colada, supposedly the best in Cuba!
Written February 2, 2020
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dianedinky
253 contributions
If you're in the area anyway (as we were) then pop along and see it and take a photo and tick it off your list. Don't make a special journey out to view it as it is just basically a painted rock. The site has a fairly large shop and a nice bar area for a refreshment but you wouldn't spend too long here.
Written April 25, 2020
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Marita B
Norway1,195 contributions
Friends
Fourth time visiting Vinales, and this was my first time visiting Mural de la Prehistoria. We just visited from a distance. It is not too far from the town, so it is worth a visit if you have some background information about it. Otherwise, it is not a «must see».
Written February 15, 2020
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia4,675 contributions
Family
Coming to the Valle del Vinales is a delight to us because nature is beautiful. After visiting Cueva del Indio we were still impressed by the remarkable beauty of the cave, when Mural de la Prehistoria created a beautiful beauty in front of us. We remained breathless. It was really pretty. About history, we learned that the name of the Mural of Prehistory comes from the big painting of prehistoric animals on the face of the cliff. The mural has been made in 1961. The picture in the mural is painted in very bright colors on one of the highest mogotes (typical hill in Valle del Vinales). There are plenty of coffee plantations in the area, and the scenery is beautiful. The best part of coming to the Mural of the Prehistoria is that you can enjoy some of the best piña coladas in Viñales, which are sold at the little kiosk near the mural.
Written June 7, 2018
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