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La Pena de Bernal

Queretaro, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 22 attractions in Queretaro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Interesting site to visit. Pictures make this look so big; then flying in and driving up it looked smaller,,, as their are taller hills/mountains close beside. But once we drove and parked above town and at the base; you realize how much higher it actually is. I'd recommend driving up the hill that leads to the base of La Pena.... More

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stopped at La Pena de Bernal on our way to visit some of the missions in Queretaro. It's worth visiting for the views,and to take an hour or so to walk through the town, which has lots of shops for tourists and restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The mountain is I pressive; I for one could not climb up it very high - The town, however, is just as pleasant, so do not neglect it's charms - Try the gordita's!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The biggest ant hill (no ants) in the world surrounded by a wonderful cultural environment. A must see when in Queretaro and heading for Pachuca

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Another exciting and beautiful and exciting Mexican town in Queretaro that is froze in time!! As you walk through the town you can not help feeling that your are be taken back to Colonial Mexico. And a must is to try the cites famous Gorditas!!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

It is a great natural área, with a magical vibe. They also have a market área just near there that sell great rocks and geodas for people that like this is super nice.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

You feel in La Pena de Bernal, like if you where in another world. Is like you transport yourself to the past. It's a little colonial town that looks that was frozen in time.

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Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I can't wait to tell my friends. They don't have a rock this big. Ok, Buffy quotes aside, this is a nice town to visit and if you enjoy the outdoors it's a good thing to see, after all, it is a huge rocky formation, one of the biggest in the world.

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Brantford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We were amazed at the size of la pena ... we didn't venture up it, but many did ... supposed to be the most amazing spot for viewing sunrise!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A great and interesting surprise close to the colonial city of Queretaro with in ease reach of local wines.

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