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La Pena de Bernal

Address: Queretaro, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 37 things to do in Queretaro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic formations, Nature & Parks

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Windsor, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Rahway, New Jersey
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We really enjoyed our day trip from Queretaro to Peña de Bernal. It was an easy drive, about 40 minutes. We parked just outside the entrance to town and paid ~ $4. We enjoyed walking around and looking at the artisan crafts such as pottery and woven clothing/ pillows/ blankets. The prices are fantastic, much more reasonable than other places... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very good a bit tough if you are not the fittest but overall a very nice we'll spend day, the town is full of good food and people

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Mexico City, Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

its a nice thing to see but if you wont climb it , don't waste your time, long drive, very poor village, nothing moreee

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Mexico City, Mexico
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This site is one of the three rock formations of it's type in the world: the others being in Gibraltar and in Brazil. You can get to the top after walking 45 min to 1 hour (it is not so easy), Nearby there is a small town where you can find local 'delicatessen' such as 'gorditas' and 'Nopal en Penca'.... More 

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