|Elevation||1,974 m (6,476 ft)|
|Prominence||1,974 m (6,476 ft)|
|Translation||Turquino Peak (Spanish)|
|Parent range||Sierra Maestra|
The name is believed to be a corruption of turquoise (Spanish: turquesa) peak, named so for the blue hues taken by the heights in certain views. It was first mentioned (under the name "Tarquino") on a map drawn by Gerardo Kramer in the late 18th century. It was first climbed in 1860 by F.W. Ramsden. 
- Cuban Foreign Ministry. "Pico Turquino, la montaña azul o el monte de los turcos" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2007-10-18.
- National Protected Areas System of Cuba (2005). "Protected Areas". Archived from the original on 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2007-10-10.
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