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Piedra del Penol, Guatape
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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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  • Upstairs you can see much of the dam, and on sunny days the view is spectacular. The ascent is tiring and a little man (15000 pesos), but it's worth the sacrifice.
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  • Go early to avoid the crowds! And don't get caught up in the gift shops - just keep climbing up the steps to the very tip top. 
  • An incredible attraction, the stairs are eternal but worth the climb them and get to the top to enjoy the unique view!
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  • Such beautiful place, the stairs are worthy for such amazing view! No regrets!!! Will do again!
  • Beautiful place
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  • Its exotic scenery is spectacular, climate and everything else there is to do in this citium
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  • מקום מדהים חובה למי שנמצא באיזור, לא להתעצל הנוף מלמעלה מהמם
  • So beautiful!