The Valley of Prehistory is one of the attractions of Baconao Park in Santiago de Cuba, where you can see life-size sculptures from the Jurassic, Paleolithic and Mesolithic eras. The view gets lost in the more than 200 breathtaking structures of animals such as mammoths, pterodactyls, saber-toothed tigers, as well as sculptures of our ancestors: Homo Erectus or Cro-Magnon.
Located 20 kilometers from the city of Santiago de Cuba, the Prehistorical Valley was inaugurated in 1989 and has among its facilities a Museum of Natural History, where you will be able to find whole collections of natural sciences, insects from Cuba and the rest of the world, endemic birds and mollusks.
You can also enjoy the offerings of the Naho Cavern, a café-restaurant that works full-time and recreates the habitat of the caveman, where the walls show rock paintings. Furthermore, in the outdoor terrace you can see panoramic views of huge Elephants and a stampede of wild horses.
The mighty statue of the Cro-Magnon man with his stone ax symbolizes human strength at 12 meters high, thus reflecting his superiority or wanting to transform nature for his own benefit.
The exuberant greenery of this valley surrounded by steep mountains also provides an extra leisure in Baconao’s Prehistorical Valley, which will definitely be an excellent choice to spend the day in Santiago de Cuba.
At its full extension, Baconao Park has about 80 places of entertainment among beaches, museums, historical and natural sites, hotels, aquarium, rodeo, lagoon and numerous gastronomic places.
Recognized in Cuba and the rest of the world for its natural beauty, this park took its name from the legend of an Indian who lived in the area and with whom the river, the lagoon and the entire touristic strip on the south Cuban coast were identified.
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