Cuba: even in the days of Covid-19, young people from the world travel to heaven (+ Photos)

By Lázaro David Najarro Pujol / Collaborator.

May, 2020.- The eastern Cuban city of Holguín is characterized by symbolic sites, among which is La Loma de la Cruz, located 261 meters above sea level, where thousands of young people from around the world traditionally converge in the May Pilgrimages. (from 2 to 8 of the fifth month of the year), but this time, for the Covid-19 it will be through social networks.

The staircase (takes its name from a wooden cross that exists on its top), constitutes one of the main attractions of the inhabitants of that region.

Alexis Triana, one of the defenders of the May Pilgrimage project, affirms that Oscar Albanés Carballo, president of the Catholic Knights was the promoter of building “a staircase that would allow the pilgrimage of the Cross to be developed in all its splendor.

The engineering project was carried out by Vicente Bosca and included not only the staircase, but a set of works consisting of a chapel, roundabout, viewpoints and the reconstruction of the fort ”. (Leer más en esta entrada)


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