The Viñales Valley is a geographical accident located in the province of Pinar del Río, westernmost part of Cuba. Located in the Sierra de los Órganos, most western part of the Guaniguanico mountain range. This valley and great part of the surrounding mountain range was approved in 1999 as one of the National Parks of Cuba and in December of that same year was declared Natural Patrimony of the Humanity by Unesco.
It is located in the municipality of Viñales which is one of the 11 municipalities with which the province counts, exactly in the center of the municipality. Located 178 Km from Havana and 25 Km from Pinar del Río.
Mural of the Prehistory
In the valley of Dos Hermanas, we can find the Mural of Prehistory, which is painted on a stone of one of the elevations. This mural shows the evolution of life in the natural sense in Cuba.
The Mural of Prehistory is located in the mogote called Pita. It can be found on a perpendicular slope which was cleaned earlier to be able to do this work, the rock was washed and drains were also made in it a little to avoid erosion in the future due to the rain. It extends to length of the valley by 120 and the 160 meters of length, its author was Leovigildo González Morillo, already deceased, who was Director of Cartography of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba.
In it are represented guanahatabeyes Indians, species of mammals, gigantic animals, as well as some mollusks.
In the Mural can be seen in 12 pieces the evolutionary process of men and animals in the Sierra de los Organs, in its different stages.
As a peculiar feature we have to paint or retouch the existing paint in it covers a complicated and risky process that takes 5 years to complete, is painted entirely by brush.