Cuevas de los Portales

NABSQNO 17Q-245245-2509003 Cuba

Cuevas de los Portales is in Parque Nacional la Guira in Cuba's westernmost province, Pinar del Rio. Ray Millar measured the span at 42 feet and the height as about 26 feet. It lies at the northwestern edge of the park about four miles from the main entrance. The Río Caiguanabo flows beneath this natural bridge. One wall of the arch contains an entrance to a cave with giant stalagmites and stalactites in a room with a 90-foot ceiling. The cave was used as headquarters for Che Guevara during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. His original table, chairs, and iron bed still remain in the cave. Photo by Alexander Bunt.

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