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La Pena de Bernal

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Address: Queretaro, Mexico

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Its really a lovely two or three street town... With old colorfoul mexican houses. This three streets are filled with hat stores and artcraft. And restaurants too Many sellers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Its really a lovely two or three street town... With old colorfoul mexican houses. This three streets are filled with hat stores and artcraft. And restaurants too Many sellers in the street are from nearby towns, and they are dressed as their old customs style. Long skirts, and very bright blouse colors. Its so lovely to see them. And to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Well, I didn't go up all the way as I was enroute to Freixenet for some wine tasting, but the hiking path is not too hard to walk on, and the view is pretty. If you are in the area, by all means pay a visit. After all, it is the tallest freestanding rock and the third largest monolith in... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great place for a short day trip about 50 KM east of Queretaro to see one of the three largest stone monoliths in the world from the terrace of one of several good restaurants. Nice shopping for local crafts.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

3rd largest monolith in the world--pretty cool. It is a rigorous climb, probably best done in the morning when cooler and when the sun is lower. The views are good, not great. I really liked the charming town center and its shops. It is a small place but nicely maintained.

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Windsor, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you are not in good shape don't attempt the climb. They are dirt and rock paths and some are very steep. Lots of the path is slippery. But just keep climbing. Keep climbing. and the view gets better and better. The views are astonishing. TAKE WATER. It is easy to get dehydrated. TAKE WATER. And remember to go slow.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon having lunch on a rooftop terrace and looking at the monolith - a great view in my opinion. Didn't climb it but will definitely do next time! Overall, a nice experience. Be prepared not to have phone and 3G signal!!!

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Rockledge, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

La Peña de Bernal is a great way to spend a day outdoors, you can walk up this huge rock formation or just stay at the small town below. If you like rock climbing you can do this too once all the walking path ends you can climb your way to the top with the proper gear. When at the... More 

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Queretaro, Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I love to visit this charming little town. Walking around is just it... in and out of store, good restaurants with honest good food... and the people are so friendly.

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Pena de Bernal, is really a visit to the whole town in it self. It is a very nice little place. Stone covered streets. The Pena the biggest monolithid in America, very close by from Queretaro, Tequisquiapan. Not far from Mexico City. You can climb it with out been an expert. Afterwords you can have a nice lunch in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The village is an awesome place to walk around, it is extremely cute with amazing colonial architecture. There are also quite a lot of nice stores to buy things. The mountain/hill itself is a recommended climb. It is not that far but it is quite steep so walking shoes are recommended. I went on a weekend so the climb was... More 

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