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Loma de la Cruz Interesting Places, Holguin. Cuba

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  • Loma de la Cruz . Holguin, Cuba
  • Destination: Holguin
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Formerly known as Cerro de Bayado, it changed its name after May 3, 1790, when Friar Antonio Alegria placed a cross on its summit to scare away and start a Catholic pilgrimage. It is considered the look out point of the city. The distance from the city Centre is three km. Each May 3 people climb the hill by using the 458 steps of a stairs built between 1927 and 1950.

Mapa de Loma de la Cruz

Loma de la Cruz is located in Holguin

In over 25 miles (40 kilometers), the northern coastline of Holguín has 41 beaches. Guardalavaca and Esmeralda are the most popular beaches among foreign tourists. Pesquero Beach has scores of fascinating natural sites, both under and above water; Don Lino Beach combines open areas, architecture and the natural surroundings; and Blanca Beach is very close to Cayo Bariay, where Admiral Christopher Columbus first set foot on Cuban soil, during his first voyage to the New World. Cayo Saetía is northeast of Holguín. This natural spot has 12 virgin beaches.

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Review about Interesting Places: Loma de la Cruz
Very good whitesandenvy

“Great time... ”
Our group of 6 hired our own driver and large van to get to the city. we walked to the hill of the cross, my brother was the only one who walked up the hill, it was sooooo hot. My brother-in-law who wanted to see this thing, he didn't even attempt the climb... I would have liked to do other... More 

Very good PandGP

“Good work out, almost 500 stairs, great view ”
we did the tour to Holguin and the bus stopped at the hill of the cross. my wife and I climbed the stairs, good thing we walk, jog and hike as it was quite a climb. Great history and great view oh Hplguin city from the top. the artist that displays his modern type paintings at the top is very... More 

Very good StephenCYW

“Excellent View of the City (and possible exercise) ”
Each time I visit the city of Holguin I now try and make an effort to climb the many stairs of Loma de la Cruz for exercise, and to experience a great view of the city. Most people drive to the top of the hill for the view, take pictures and perhaps have a beer or snack (there is a... More 

Very good Coconuts90

“Beautiful views ”
Definitely worth the climb (or taxi ride) to see the beautiful views of Holguin from the top. Great picture opportunity!

Very good Namaste24

“So worth the climb of 470 steps in 33 degree weather and a blazing sun. ”
After taking a small city tour that only stopped at the bottom and hearing the guide say that the cross was at the top but we wouldn't see it. I decided to take the two free hour hours we had and go to it. Depending if you take the small tour from your hotel that is 15$, they will drop... More 

Excellent mathilda2055

“stunning ”
Travel up to the top of the hill and see what the city really looks like. A place also for both reflection and remembrance.

Excellent Steve G

“Great view of the city, day and night ”
High enough to orientate you to the city of Holguin and the surrounding area. Souvenirs and snacks are available. Taxi, car or bus recommended unless you are a mountain climber.

Excellent Joydevive7

“A must visit! ”
Beautiful place. Great view of Holgin! Due to a bad ankle, was not able to attempt climbing the 438 steps but would have loved to do it. Great restaurant at top and best service.

Excellent Cornishpastie45

“A place of interest ”
We took a taxi to holguin to visit the cross and other places. Our driver took us straight to the top and waited while took photos and admired the view over the city of holguin. I am not sure whether it is the original wooden cross the priest took up the hill, but it is a point of historical interest... More 

Excellent NicoleandRobert

“Beautiful. ”
We took a tour of Holguin last week which included a visit to Hill of the Cross. My husband and I (and most of the people on our tour bus) climbed the 458 steps to the top. What an amazing view and experience.

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