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Piedra del Penol, Guatape

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Geologic Formation Monument
Hulking over Laguna de Guatape like a mammoth, Piedra del Penol offers incredible views and a cultural experience rolled into one. The massive, free-standing rock formed millions of years ago makes such a dramatic impact on the scenery that it was worshipped as a god by the indigenous communities. Climb 200 m (656 ft) up the dizzying spiral staircase carved into the back of the rock to enjoy what some Colombians describe as "the best view in the world." Remember your visit with a souvenir, sold by the stalls on top of the rock. Plan your visit to Piedra del Penol and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Guatape trip itinerary maker.
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  • If you're in Medellin, visiting this region is a must. Stay a day or two and visit this amazing rock. The climb is strenuous but worth it. Have a michelada with Mango when you reach the top.  more »
  • One of my favorite memories from my trip in Colombia! The hike up all the steps is worth it for the incredible views, a definite when visiting Colombia.  more »
  • For a nice day trip from Medellin, del Penal and Guatape will be worth your time. The 740 steps to the top are narrow and steep but the views are very nice as you can see for miles.  more »