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La Pena de Bernal

Queretaro, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 24 Attractions in Queretaro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

La Peña de bernal is a lovely little town not far from QuerÈtaro, mexico and two hours 30 min from Mexico City, it's very near to visit. First we went to see the monolithic rock, that it's impressive, the 3 largest in usa/Latin America. And then we went to the town, beautiful, full of shops! So lovely we had lunch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Quaint little town a little over an hour from San Miguel and worth the trip. Plenty of shopping, local food and music with a fantastic view of one of the largest monoliths in the world. If you are looking for a nice day trip, this should be on your list.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Quite a nice placed, enoyed our visit, you can take a motorcycle-cab that can take you there for 30MXP 1-3 passengers, the only bad thing is that there is no full access to climb it up, unless you have proper climbing equipment, there's no way to hike it

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Huge monolith in the middle of the state of Queretaro. Good place to visit with several restaurants to choose from. I enjoyed an Italian place called The Piave really worth visiting. Ask the owner to prepare you a special meal.

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Mexico City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Read about so made the detour and now ticked it of. Not up to the Pueblo Magico label. Need to improve the directions to and in the town, especially to the famous Peña. Centre needs coffee shops and places to sit . Not many good options for dining, but for curiosity the Gorditas. Blue tortillas filled with varios ingredients are... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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