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“Piedra el penol great” 5 of 5 stars
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Piedra del Penol
Guatape, Colombia
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Guatape
Type: Geologic Formations
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Coral Gables, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Piedra el penol great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This attraction is not the destination and the opportunity to see Medellin surroundings, but also the chance to travel through very enchanting small towns outside Medellin.

Visited June 2013
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“Great Exercise and Great View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Bit of a hot walk from where bus dropped us off - bring sunscreen or umbrella. Don't forget your camera - it's beautiful. 800 steps to the top, stop and say a prayer at Mary's statue and catch your breath. We hiked into Guatape but you can hire a tuk-tuk. Leave enough time to get a late lunch or early dinner - our only regret.

Visited June 2013
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Haifa, Israel
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“This is a must see geological wonder!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

If you like to climb stairs, then you should go all the way to the top of this enormous boulder sticking out of the hilly landscape of El Peñol - Guatapé Dam plateau.
It's a geological wonder by itself as it has survived millennia to erosion and weathering, and it is still standing there, alone, as the Queen of the Plateau... a must see if you visit the Oriente Antioqueño Region.

Visited June 2013
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Villavicencio, Colombia
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“Incredible Views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Its a 750 step climb to the top but its definitely worth the trip. The views of the whole area are incredible up there. There is plenty of food, snacks and drinks at the top and bottom.

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Lima, Peru
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“A long drive but worth seeing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We had a great day trip from Medellin to see something of the nearby countryside. The Piedra de Penol was a side trip and was pretty impressive, although we were not ready for the long climb to the top.
The view of the Guatape lake is pretty impressive from the access point to the Piedra.

Visited June 2013
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