In my last post I focused on the UNESCO world heritage, the valley of Viñales. Literally this valley ist named by the town nearby.
Viñales is a small town. A few tiny shops along the main street, the main square and a nice little church. From the visitors aspect, the town isn’t very interesting. But the valley itself is. So, Viñales is the perfect location for starting your exploration of this interesting valley.
In one of the smaller valleys you can also find an art project: mural de la prehistory. A photo is in the gallery below. One side of a hill is covered with a huge painting. It’s 120 meters high and 180 meters broad. The Mexican artist Leovigildo González Morillo created it in 1961. Every few years this painting has to be refreshed, because the periodical heavy rains fades out the paint.
To watch this painting, you can go and pay an entrance fee. I didn’t. I my opinion it was enough, to see it from the street (path). But, have a look yourself.
5 thoughts on “Visiting Viñales”
Beautiful pictures, so happy and colourful..they are truly Cuba 🙂
Have you been there, too?
i know it well and nice mogotes, small mountains in the valley.