Surroundings of Santiago de Cuba. Part 2

Although something far away, if you have time and do not mind catching a car, do not forget to visit:

Surroundings of Santiago de Cuba. Part 2

8. Siboney’s Granjita

He is to 14 kilometres of Santiago de Cuba. Inside Granjita de Siboney can see the museum. It was the general camp of the young persons who tried to take the Barrack Moncada on July 26, 1953. It was the beginning of the Revolution to demolish the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista.

Siboney's Granjita

It was discovered by Fidel Castro in April, 1953 when it realized a tour for Siboney’s road. Under the pretext of installing a poultry farm, it turned into the headquarters of the revolutionaries who assaulted the Barrack Moncada.

They constructed chicken coops to conceal cars, wells for weapon.

Room of the Granjita Siboney

In you will be able to know the preparations before the assault, since one developed the action and the consequences that it had.

It possesses an exhibition of photographies, of documents and of belonging articles to the assailants.

 Objects of the assailants

9. Valley of the Prehistory

Valley of the Prehistory

In you will be able to enjoy sculptures of dinosaurs of stone to natural size. Inaugurated in 1980, it has more than 200 sculptures that they represent to dinosaurs, mammoths …


Separated in geological epochs from the big dinosaurs up to the appearance of the man, where scenes of hunt will be able to meet enclosed between animals and between human beings.

 Hunting scene

Possibly it is the major construction that we could find of this type.

 Fight between dinosaurs

The major sculpture belongs to the man of cromagnon of 12 meters of height.

Man from gromagnon

10. The Great Stone

The Great Stone

If you have time do not stop rising to the Great Stone. It is of volcanic origin and belongs to the mountainous system of Sierra Maestra. Do not get lost the sights from his viewing-point. If good time ago you will be able all his coastal littoral from Baconao’s park up to Santiago de Cuba. They say that if the day is clear you can see Haiti.

You will be able to do rest in the restaurant that one finds in the way to take force before the raise.

Access staircase toThe Great Stone

To come you will have to happen for a road full of curves of 1,2 kilometres and then raise afoot 452 steps up to coming above. To arm yourself with patience, the raise becomes long, to take water to you, but you will be able to enjoy while you rise of his leafy vegetation between that it possesses ferns and orchids.

Top of The Great Stone


Banner rentaencuba



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s