Piedra de La Virgen
Shortly after the town of Las Claritas, at kilometer 98 of principal or Trunk lacarretera 10, a vast Precambrian rock beside the road, with an approximate height of 80 mts., Suggests we are entering the Canaima National Park the municipality of La Gran Sabana, the largest in the state of Bolivar. It is also the beginning of a steep path through the tropical cloud forest of "Sierra de Lema" that will lead to 1,400 meters above sea level at the foot of the huge rock is a shrine to the Virgin of Lourdes, we stop to visit Lady and refresh in a spring nearby.
This huge monolith is the first icon that one is to begin the ascent to Lema from the nort e. Its name comes from a figure set in its facade clearer that for many resembles the Virgin Mary. Here there is also, of course, birds hear and see, including the famous toucans and the loud ringers, to which we would find later, and the friendly precipice Flytrap