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La Pena de Bernal

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Address: Queretaro, Mexico

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A must visit and make the climb if you can... 3rd largest monolith in the world!

Easy bus ride from Queretaro. You get off on the side of the road and walk through the town. If you want to actually hike the mt, you need good shoes. Many times I was scrambling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Easy bus ride from Queretaro. You get off on the side of the road and walk through the town. If you want to actually hike the mt, you need good shoes. Many times I was scrambling on all fours and came back down sliding on my bottom. The altitude and steep climb are a challenge, but families and many out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is a pretty village with an interesting mountain to hike up. There is a path winding up the mountain and along the path are small tiendas and places to buy snacks. The actually mountain climb begins at the last tienda. wish we had gone further up.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was a must see on our site-seeing list when visiting the heart of Mexico area. Wear good hiking shoes, as the climb up the monolith is fairly treacherous...and bring your water. It's a lovely view of the valley from just about anywhere on the hike. We visited in April when the weather was about 75 degrees. The sun was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I climbed the Peña de Bernal. Shopped in the town. The scenery and culture is top notch. The town itself, kids riding horseback, shops with a variety of decent things and clothes, and the view from the top of the monolith are what makes this place a must-see&do if you are in the area, or even wanting to venture out... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We hiked up without a guide. It's a very straightforward walk. Not too strenuous. The hill isn't very big but gives a incredie view from the top. There are lots of stands selling hings on the way but if it sunny please remember water.

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north east mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

this is the place to experience the true Mexican "pueblos" at it's best... their center plaza and the surroundings are just great... the ladies can do a lot of shopping for Mexican crafts, from your cheap things to very trendy jewelry or clothing, walking around the town center is great... you can also walk all the way to almost the... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

an amazing place to visit, the views are unique and people really friendly. lots of hand made items with hundreds of colours all you may want for a nice place to visit

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

worth the trip from queretaro, visiting the champagne winery, cheese factory along the way.. great day out

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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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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