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“3rd World biggest monolith, Only 45 minutes away from Queretaro city”
Review of La Pena de Bernal

La Pena de Bernal
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

A very charming small town with all levels of small personalized service Hotels (I recommend Casa Mateo). You may take a Trolley ride to know the town stories (like Chucho el Roto, a mexican Robin Hood). Also You definitely would like to take the Mexican legends Walking tour at night, in which you will hear stories with live actors. To eat you cannot miss the "Gorditas" (Thick Tortilla style (Corn meal) stuffed with different kind of food). You may also want to try some restaurants with Italian or American menus. The biggest attraction is to contemplate the 3rd biggest world monolith. You can get to almost any place in this town without a car but walking and enjoying street shopping and Sightseeing.

Thank PacorroEG
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

The peña de bernal & the town of bernal are definitely worth the 45 minute trip from queretaro.

The peña is the second or third largest rock in the world (I'm not sure what that means, but it's a big rock) and makes for a nice hike with good views or a good climb (with proper equipment). The village is charming and nice to walk around.

If you are in queretaro and tired of churches and want to get outside a bit, bernal is a nice change.

Thank David s
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

It was, indeed, a Pueblo Magico, small but quaint. I think it would be difficult going for people with handicaps, but most people can easily do the walk around town on the cobblestone streets (there are hills). If it is a three-day weekend (puente) go early. We got there around 10:30, and already most of the parking lots were full! We thought we would be the only ones there so early! When you go, drive the short way on to Tequisquiapan, too, to enjoy another Pueblo Magico. We didn't do the walk up the rock formation, but allow more time than I mentioned (1-2 hours) if you do.

Thank taybunka
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

What a nice little place to go on a quick and challenging hike. La Peña de Bernal is a lonely peña--reminded me of Sedona but with few professional hikers. Here, hiking is done Mexican style! how is that? with whatever you have on--the point is to get to the top! And you find small stands selling not only water but jewelry and other nick-knacks you may not want or need for your hike up or down. The point, the only point is to get up and down without killing your feet or your shoes! There are few photo spots so be patient with the crowds; all want the same thing--get to the top!
Once the hike is over, you can get back in town on foot or by motorbike. I walked down and enjoyed the vendors along the way. I also enjoyed a delicious gordita with a cold beer at one of the many "gordita stands" that line up the only street to the Peña. Quite an accomplishment to get tot the top and back without losing your feet in the process. Enjoy the views!

Thank Elbiru
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

it is a short drive form Queretaro. Take the local little bus ride to take you all around the city and tell you the history. The stop at the candy factory is great. You don't get to see any candy making but buy candies, these are the best candies in the area!!!

Thank Claudia_m83
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