Stone Zoo of Cuba

Museo Zoologico de Piedra

October 2015

 

The Museo Zoologico de Piedra

Stone Zoo of Cuba

 

This fun little diversion about 12 miles east of Guantanamo is the brainchild of Ángel ĺñigo Brito. Ángel was a farmer and self-taught sculptor. He began carving these animals in stone around his property in 1978. The sculptures graphically depict life in the wilds, and yet can be whimsical at the same time.

 

zoologico de piedra cubaThere is a little over a mile of pathways and 400 sculptures. The work was completed by Ángel’s son Ángel Íñigo Pérez. The “zoo” is part of the Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve.

 

The cost to enter is $1CUC and an additional $1CUC for a camera permit.

Stone Zoo of Cuba
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