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Vinales Valley

  • Spanish: Valle de Vinales

  • Vicinity: Pinar del Rio Province, Western Cuba, 170 km W of Havanna
  • Type: Canyon

Outstanding Karst Landscape With Spectacular Mogotes

Vinales Valley is a 132 km2 (51 sq mi) karstic landscape in the Sierra de los Organos Mountains of western Cuba. Located just north of Vinales in the Pinar del Rio Province, the valley is notable for mogotes (large round rock outcroppings), hiking and rock climbing. Valle de Vinales is list on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites for preserving traditional agricultural techniques, particularly in growing tobacco and as a cultural landscape ... enhanced by the vernacular architecture of its farms and villages, where a rich multi-ethnic society survives, illustrating the cultural development of the islands of the Caribbean and of Cuba. - AsNotedIn


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Physiography
Physiographic feature Canyon
Physiographic Feature Mogote

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Particulars for Vinales Valley:
Physiographic Attribute Karst
Locale Type Natural Environ




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