Pena de Bernal

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Pena de Bernal which includes tranquil scenes and mountains

Take photos of the vista from the quaint chapel built on the side of one of the tallest monoliths in the world.

Peña de Bernal is a towering rock formation that has become a place of pilgrimage because of the quaint chapel located halfway up. The monolith is 1,421 feet (433 meters) tall and dates back millions of years. Climb the rocky giant to appreciate all its natural features and the spectacular views from the summit.

Discover the many coves and cliffs that decorate the face of the rock during your ascent. Only experienced climbers should attempt to reach the peak, since it is fairly arduous. Wear suitable climbing shoes or boots and carry plenty of water and food. Join the thousands of hikers and vacationers who gather here annually on the spring equinox to get closer to nature.

Chat with friendly locals on the monolith and appreciate the excellent views of neighboring mountains and the town. Reach the chapel on the trail on foot. Admire the charm of this tiny religious structure, from which you can see vineyards and farms that make up the surrounding terrain.

Stroll through the narrow cobbled lanes in the town at the base of the rock. Visit the Mask Museum for a glimpse into the local culture and history. Local vendors sell handicrafts, works of art and wool blankets and ponchos that shield you from the fierce winds of the mountains.

Note that the name of the site is Spanish for “Boulder of Bernal.” Among the largest of its kind in the world, it is often compared with Rio de Janeiro’s Sugar Loaf and the Rock of Gibraltar. It is free to climb the rock, which is open to the public at all times and particularly busy on weekends.

Peña de Bernal is about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) northwest of the town of Bernal in the state of Querétaro in central Mexico. Leave your car in the parking lot at the foot of the rock for a small fee. Get around the town of Bernal via the public trolley system.

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Hotel Feregrino
Hotel Feregrino
3 out of 5
Av. Benito Juarez No 42, Ezequiel Montes, QRO
The price is $47 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Situated near the airport, 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 are ...
3.8/5Good! (178 reviews)
Buen hotel con bonita terraza para ver la peña
"Buen hotel ubicado muy cerca del centro. Lo mejor es la terraza que tienen desde donde hay una muy buena vista de la Peña y espacios al aire libre. Los cuartos están bien y la atención también"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

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Hotel Boutique Casa Mateo
Hotel Boutique Casa Mateo
3.5 out of 5
5 de Mayo, Col. Centro, Ezequiel Montes, QRO
The price is $88 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
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 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (206 reviews)
"This is a beautiful hotel in a great location. Rooms are very comfortable and clean. Views are wonderful. My only issue Is the service in the restaurant and the quality of the food. It just doesn’t match the hotel. I would stay at this hotel again, but I would not eat there."

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2021

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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 1 to Oct 1
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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2.5 out of 5
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3.5 out of 5
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