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a finger pointing upwards

Most people will see this landmark of São Tomé from the road on their way to Porto Alegre and the... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
saronic
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Zurich, Switzerland
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This is another São Tomé landmark, Pico Cão Grande is really magestic, its above 300 meters from... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
CGN_JPN
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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Most people will see this landmark of São Tomé from the road on their way to Porto Alegre and the nearby beaches in the south of the island. The rock will suddenly appear behind oil palm plantations looking like a finger pointing upwards. For one...More

1  Thank saronic
Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is another São Tomé landmark, Pico Cão Grande is really magestic, its above 300 meters from the ground and south of the island is seen from everywhere.

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

In the way that Devil's Tower in Wyoming is out of the ordinary, so is Pico Cao Grande. It is a volcanic core (like Devil's Tower) that got left behind after erosion. Easily seen from the roadside, there is not a marked viewpoint. Just pick...More

2  Thank dmittleman
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Pico cão grande is an amazing land mark. It is the tallest volcanic plug( google it) in the world. It sits majestically in the center of the southern part of the island amd got it's name(the big dog peak) because it resembles a dog staring...More

4  Thank Arlindo B
Reviewed 2 January 2017

One of nature’s most impressive high-rises, no doubt. A fantastic and impressive view from far away, but have no desire to go any closer. If you are considering climbing it please do some research first. It is apparently very slippery because of all the mosses...More

1  Thank AnamLondon
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We saw this rock while traveling back to the capital from the South. It looked high and impressive. We later found out from a guide that only one tourist, a German ever climbed this rock. We, of course, had no plans to climb it, but...More

3  Thank SunnyW358
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Standing solitary at about 300 meters, surrounded by forests, this is an amazing sight that's not to be missed on a visit to Sao Tome. It would be the perfect backdrop for a movie about a "Lost World."

1  Thank Robert L
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Sao Tome doesn't have many touristic places to visit so nature is the best thing that you can admire, which doesn't mean that it is not worthly. Pico Cao Grande i a needle-shape volcanic plug peak, which is known to be climbed only three times...More

2  Thank Erindel66
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