Friday, October 28, 2016

CUBA ~ Viñales Valley National Park - UNESCO ~

...Breathtaking nature view...postcard nr 3... not only a new UNESCO site but also a fantastic new addition to my National Park collectionツ... one of the most scenic places in all of Cuba... the country’s second most visited tourist destination after Havana... the red farmland and unique microclimate produce the best cigars in the world...Thanks so much for all these amazing surprises Gian Luca and Raffaella 【ツ】... to see all those places for real must be fantastic...
♥It is so true what I wrote above my blog...
Thanks to my postcard collecting (addiction㋡) I have met over the years so many wonderful people from all over the world ...Thank you all ♥

The Viñales National Park is located in the northwest Pinar del Río Province. The Sierra de los Órganos mountain range extends throughout the park, with dramatic formations known as "mogotes", tobacco plantations, tobacco drying houses and typical houses of the farmers. The mogotes – large, rounded  impressive rock outcroppings – are all that’s left of a limestone plateau that existed here 160 million years ago. They rise up from the flat plain sometimes at nearly 90 degree angles.

This area contains the largest and most beautiful cave systems of Latin America and the flora and fauna is very unique. Other attractions include: Indian Cave, the Ruiseñor Valley, Palenque de los Cimarrones, Cave of Santo Tomás, Majagua Canteras and Palmarito Cave System, San Vicente Valley and the town of Viñales.

Viñales is said to be Fidel Castro's favorite place in Cuba.

The Viñales Valley was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1999.



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