The Viñales Valley has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. From a fertile plain, the karst mountains, called mogotes, rise up to 300m high. The tobacco of the famous Cuban cigars grows on the agriculturally used areas.
In the Valle de las dos Hermanas, the artist Leovigildo Gonzales Morillo painted a 180m long rock face from 1959 to 1966 - the Mural de la Prehistoria. Evolution is briefly depicted in a blaze of colour. On the left it begins with yellow snails, followed by dinosaurs, an upright bear and on the right a human couple with a child.
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