Bernal

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Bernal

Explore this “Magic Town” and enjoy views from the tiny chapel on the side of an enormous monolith overlooking the valley.

Bernal is an enchanting village with quaint shops dotted along its narrow, cobbled alleys. Surrounded by rocky giants, the commune offers spectacular views of the scenic terrain in the state of Querétaro. Chat to the friendly locals for a glimpse into the local culture and history.

Climb up part of the Peña de Bernal, a monolith that looms over the village. Reaching 1,421 feet (433 meters), the tall rock formation dates back millions of years and is today a site of pilgrimage for its charming chapel located halfway up. From this vantage point, capture photos of the excellent views of the town and the surrounding vineyards and farms.

Wander through the charming lanes of the village center and appreciate the year-round hot weather. May is the hottest month and January is the mildest in this dry region.

Browse the various shops selling traditional handicrafts and restaurants serving local dishes, such as gorditas (flour tortillas). The town is also known for its candy, which is made from goat’s milk. Go to the Museo del Dulce for a history of the town’s obsession with candy. Learn about the types of handmade candy produced in different regions of Mexico and enjoy tastings of the various products.

Purchase wool blankets and ponchos from local vendors to protect yourself from the strong mountain winds. Clothes, handmade crafts and carpentry are also popular products.

Known as a Magic Town, Bernal has been immersed in symbolism and legends since its inception in 1642. Attend the festivities of the annual feast day devoted to the town’s patron, St. Sebastián, on January 20.

The village is a short drive from Colón and Cadereyta in the state of Querétaro in central Mexico. Arrive by bus from the North Central Truck Station in the nearby city of Querétaro. Once in Bernal, get around by motorcycle taxis and discover a town steeped in tradition and magic.

RÁ NGU Hotel
RÁ NGU Hotel
3 out of 5
Privada el Cuartel Num 9, Colonia Barrio La Capilla, Ezequiel Montes, QRO
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $59 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 2
Situated in Ezequiel Montes, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museo del Dulce and Pena de Bernal. Finca Sala Vivé by Freixenet México and Bodegas de Cote ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (155 reviews)
"Cute, little boutique hotel! Hotel is small, only 8 rooms. It is very clean and Santiago will go out of his way to make your stay memorable. The panoramic room has a beautiful view and the hotel's concept is to enjoy nature. There are no TVs, fridge, microwave or thermostat in the rooms so, if you ..."

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

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Cabañas Rancho San Jorge
Cabañas Rancho San Jorge
3.5 out of 5
Antiguo Camino a Berna S/N, Ezequiel Montes, QRO
The price is $63 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 13
Situated in Ezequiel Montes, this lodge is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Museo del Dulce and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Pena de Bernal. Finca Sala Vivé by Freixenet México ...
4/5Very Good! (25 reviews)
"Its a very interesting place, buuuut. No services at all. We think at least a coffee maker Should be set at each room. The bathroom amenities sort of limited. The personal of the front desk simple amazing"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Cabañas Rancho San Jorge
Hotel Boutique Rancho San Jorge
Hotel Boutique Rancho San Jorge
2.5 out of 5
Calle Independencia 79 Barrio La Capilla, Ezequiel Montes, QRO
The price is $67 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 13
Situated in Ezequiel Montes, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museo del Dulce and Pena de Bernal. Finca Sala Vivé by Freixenet México and Bodegas de Cote ...
4.1/5Very Good! (28 reviews)
"El hotel está bien para pasar algunos días en Peña de Bernal."

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Hotel Boutique Rancho San Jorge
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Casa de fin de semana La Terraza
Casa de fin de semana La Terraza
2 out of 5
Epigmenio Gonzalez S/N, Ezequiel Montes, QRO
Situated in Ezequiel Montes, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Museo del Dulce and Pena de Bernal. Finca Sala Vivé by Freixenet México and Bodegas ...
Casa de fin de semana La Terraza
Casa de Fin de semana Bugambilias
Casa de Fin de semana Bugambilias
2 out of 5
Bugambilias S/N esquina Las Rosas, Barrio Nuevo, Ezequiel Montes, QRO
Situated in Ezequiel Montes, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pena de Bernal and Museo del Dulce. Finca Sala Vivé by Freixenet México and Bodegas ...
1/5 (1 review)
Horrible, no nos abrieron, nos dejaron en la calle
"Solicito reembolso ya que no nos recibieron y nos quedamos en la calle! Jamás se hospeden aquí! No reservan es una tranza!!! No reserven y la zona horrible"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2017

Casa de Fin de semana Bugambilias
Cabaña Geranios Tequisquiapan
Cabaña Geranios Tequisquiapan
3 out of 5
Camino a la Tortuga sn Rancho, San Isidro, Tequisquiapan, QRO
Situated in Tequisquiapan, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of La Pila Park, Church of Santa Maria, and Tequisquiapan Handicraft Market. Ezequiel Montes ...
3.7/5Good! (3 reviews)
No aplica
"No pude hospedarme en este lugar. Mi reservación no le llego a la propietaria y el lugar no estaba preparado para mí arribo y tuve que seleccionar otro hotel. Les pido de favor revisar mi caso para que me sea retornado lo cargos realizados a mi tarjeta de crédito Atte Abel Treviño"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2016

Cabaña Geranios Tequisquiapan
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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