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La Pena de Bernal

Queretaro, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 25 Attractions in Queretaro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Nice little village fresh air native food just to relax had some of the cactus cuisine black tortilla stuffed with chopped cactus and the other with chopped chili haven't been the same

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a magical place. The town is charming, with a pretty plaza. The main attraction is the monolithic rock, which one must see. There are trips to thre base of the rock, during which you will see marvelous views of the town and desert landscaping. Try the local Dulce de leche sweets. Good shopping is also available. A magical... More

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Queretaro, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I love La Peña de Bernal. Its the world's third biggest monolite. Just a 30 minute drive from Queretaro , you can expect a nice walk through the town center and for the more athletic ones , a great hike of the Peña itself. Dont miss the local street food "Gorditas de Migaja" and for dessert some red wine icecream... More

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Queretaro, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The pena itself is a monolyth woth to see, and the small village of Bernal is a nice place to see except the week-ends! So crowded that the visit is hardly enjoyable. On the other hand, if you take the road towards the sierra gorda and visit the rock from a camping in its back, the perspective changes completely, even... More

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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

And another beautifull site to visit in mexico. About 200 km north of Mexico city near Queretarro. The third largest Monolyth in the world located near a very nice little village. Just beautifull. In the evening there was a water show at the foot of the mountain. It was worth staying for. When entering the village on the right site... More

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Spring, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It is so great. One single stone. Nice little town. Food in downtown delicious. We took the trolley.

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

People saw my pics there and thought I was in an extraterrestrial movie! Nice quaint town surrounding the rock.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Bernal is definetely a magical town only 45 min away from Queretaro City. Colorful town and deilicious food like tradicionales Gorditas and cant miss a good Michelada. A lot of amazing artists if you know where to look beyond the touristy goods they sell on the street. I got an amazing framed photograph by Sergio Pineda (National Photographgy award winner)... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When driving from Puebla to Queretaro, we decided on a side loop via Tequiusquiapan and Bernal. After all we had read on Bernal, we found it to be a bit of a disappointment. Definitely tourist oriented and the town character just seemed to be missing something?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Magic place that's all I can say but apparently they. Want more characters, full of vibrant life, friendly people good food and outdoor climbing! A must go if you are in the area

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